Congressman Jeff Van Drew declared victory on Tuesday night, but his opponent, Amy Kennedy has yet to concede.
Van Drew beat Democrat Kennedy for the second congressional seat in South Jersey.
From the Wall Street Journal: “This was a long and hard and brutal election. A lot of money and a lot of power were used against me, quite frankly, to remove me from my seat,” Mr. Van Drew told supporters Tuesday night. “We were in a difficult year. But the truth is we believed.”
Ms. Kennedy is a former schoolteacher who is married to former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy. They live in Brigantine.