August 19, 2017 • News Article

Hunterdon Review: Democratic congressional candidate to meet voters at Clinton Station Diner

CLINTON - Seventh congressional district Democratic candidate Lisa Mandelblatt will host a series of diner listening tour meets around the district, including one at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Clinton Station Diner at 2 Bank St.

The events will give Mandelblatt an opportunity to continue to hear the concerns of her neighbors and meet with small business owners across the district.

“At a time when politicians in Washington are secretly and hastily pushing through legislation that directly impacts the jobs and health care of hard-working taxpayers, we need leaders who will work for us," Mandelblatt said. "The only way to truly know what is important to the people in the district is to sit down and have honest conversations with them and that's exactly what I'm doing.

It’s clear Democrats must take the lead and lay out a vision that will strengthen New Jersey families. We need to cut regulations on small businesses, lower prescription drug prices and invest in a highly-skilled workforce. After the colossal failure of the Republican repeal bill, it’s clearer than ever that Leonard Lance needs to be replaced. He rubber-stamped the health care repeal bill in committee and is part of the problem in Washington. That's why I'm running for Congress."

In the second quarter, Mandelblatt said that her campaign outraised both Republican incumbent Leonard Lance and the Democratic field. Her campaign has focused on investing in quality jobs for New Jerseyans, addressing vital infrastructure needs, ensuring New Jersey maintains a top-notch education system for all students, and fighting for affordable health care.

Mandelblatt will also meet voters and business owners at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at the Time to Eat Diner, 270 Route 202/206 North in Bridgewater, and at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the Scotchwood Diner, 1928 Route 22 East in Scotch Plains.

The 7th Congressional District includes all of Hunterdon County, the Somerset Hills communities of Bernardsville, Bedminster, Far Hills, Peapack-Gladstone and Bernards
Township, the Watchung Hills communities of Warren, Watchung and Long Hill, Mine Hill, the Chesters and Washington Township, Mount Olive, Dover, Roxbury and Mount Arlington, as well as parts of Union and Warren counties.