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|U.S. House, New Jersey, District 2|
Hughes emphasized during the campaign that Congress should put more effort into increasing employment. "I think we need to defer social issues. One way we can help the economy right now is bringing more infrastructure, especially in the South Jersey area," she said.
Hughes ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 2nd District. She sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket, and lost to Cassandra Shober in the June 5 primary.
|U.S. House, New Jersey District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012|
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- WYNC "Live! NJ Election Results," June 5, 2012
- New Jersey Spotlight "U.S. Congressional Race: District 2," May 23, 2012
- Gloucester County Times "Candidates in Second Congressional District primaries discuss economy, taxes," May 25, 2012
- NJ.gov "U.S. Senate Primary Candidates," Accessed April 2, 2012
- New Jersey Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"