Runyan to face predecessor's widow in 2012 election
New Jersey: U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan (R) will likely face his predecessor's widow, Shelley Adler (D), in the 2012 election. So far, Runyan and Adler are the only candidates to declare an intention to run for the 3rd District seat. The filing deadline in New Jersey is April 2.
John Adler was elected to represent New Jersey's 3rd District in 2008 and was defeated by Runyan in 2010. Shelley Adler is a lawyer and served on the Cherry Hill city council from 2004 to 2009.
The 3rd District was redistricted following the 2010 census and was made slightly more favorable to Republicans, with Adler's Democratic-leaning hometown of Cherry Hill being moved into the 1st District.
Runyan heads into 2012 with over $500,000 in his campaign fund.
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- New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012
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