The Hill: Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-N.J.) won the Republican primary in New Jersey’s 2nd District on Tuesday, heading to a high-profile contest in November after leaving the Democratic Party last year.
Van Drew, previously a dentist, won with 81 percent the vote, with 36 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. He prevailed over former Trump administration official Robert Patterson, who received 19 percent.
The first-term lawmaker has emerged as a top target for became a Republican and opposed President Trump‘s impeachment.
Van Drew is set to face former teacher Amy Kennedy, who prevailed over political professor Brigid Callahan Harrison in the Democratic primary. MORE HERE