Runyan Ousts Adler In NJ’s 3rd Congressional District

MT. LAUREL, NJ (CBS) — In South Jersey, Republicans recaptured a Congressional seat that had been in their control for a century, as former Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jon Runyan defeated freshman Democrat John Adler.

runyanchristie Runyan Ousts Adler In NJ’s 3rd Congressional District

Jon Runyan is congratulated by Gov. Chris Christie (R). Photo from CBS3.

Runyan’s margin of victory in Ocean County was more that enough to surpass Adler’s win in Burlington and Camden counties.

Runyan said as a congressman he won’t be guided by special interests:

“It is truly about being yourself and voting your conscience, and a return to that returns this country to what it should be.”

Watch Runyan’s Victory Speech…

Adler promised to support his successor going forward:

“If he succeeds, if the next Congress succeeds, then the Adler family succeeds, the families of the Third District succeed, and the families of our great country succeed.”

Hear Adler’s Concession Speech…

The race between Runyan and Adler was heated.  Both Runyan and tea party groups criticized Adler, claiming his campaign planted a phony tea party candidate in the race to take votes from the Republican. Adler and independent candidate Peter DeStefano both denied the accusations.

Elsewhere in South Jersey, incumbents Rob Andrews and Frank LoBiondo were re-elected with ease, and voters statewide approved a referendum restricting the use of income tax revenue.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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  • j

    Jocks have always been known for their high intelligence and consideration for others. I can see why so many morons voted for him. Can he even spell?

    • JJ

      Couldn’t be any worse than the parade of criminals and incompetents you have elected to create this giant embarrassing cesspool we live in.

  • Rich

    Well, looks like you guys elected a republican puppet. There is more than enough evidence supporting this besides the fact that they picked a known football player who would get votes based on that. He hasn’t served on a PTA or voted on ANYTHING! If you voted today, you have more experience than this puppet. Now you have to deal with him. You win no free coffee from Mcdonalds or a big redneck truck

  • Ron

    Great. I hope an offensive lineman wearing the number 69 can take care of the crazy cost to live in this state. Guess we shall see. Mr Runyan hope you aren’t just a puppet.

  • Tony G

    John Adler, as of right now you have an obscene pension for life and a health care plan that we can only dream of. You and your politico peers make me sick. The millions of dollars both you and John Runyan spent could have helped thousands of children get health care. Mr. Runyan, I have faith in you, please do the right thing.

    • JJ

      ABSOLUTELY!!!! Tony G., you’re right on the money with that. Reducing those luxurious pensions and healthcare packages should be done immediately!!!

  • Frank

    Kudos to Adler for the quotes. HOORAH for Runyan and the win.

    Thank you NJ3 voters!

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