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Altman gets two more labor endorsements from HPAE, ATU

Sue Altman, the Democratic nominee against Rep. Tom Kean Jr. (R-Westfield) in New Jersey’s pivotal 7th congressional district, picked up another pair of union endorsements today from the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) and the Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE).

The two unions are the latest to back Altman after she won the 7th district Democratic primary uncontested earlier this week; the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers and the New Jersey State Council of Machinists endorsed her yesterday. And several other unions, most prominently the Communications Workers of America and 1199 SEIU, have been in Altman’s corner for months.

Altman’s labor backing is a sign that many unions view her race against Kean, who narrowly unseated Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) in 2022, as a top priority. The 7th district is New Jersey’s most competitive congressional district by far, and is regarded as one of the most competitive seats in the entire country.

Jun
6
2024

news article

CD7 race could shift balance of power in Congress

New Jersey's 7th Congressional District is one of just a handful across the country that could decide which party controls the U.S. House. Incumbent Republican Tom Kean will face Democratic challenger Sue Altman in November's election. NJ Spotlight News' Washington, D.C. correspondent shares more.

Jun
5
2024

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Altman gets endorsements from IFPTE, Machinists for NJ-7 campaign

Sue Altman, the newly minted Democratic nominee for New Jersey’s highly competitive 7th congressional district, has picked up two new labor endorsers: the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) and the New Jersey State Council of Machinists (part of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers).

The two unions each represent a sizable number of workers in New Jersey: IFPTE represents more than 15,000 public sector workers, while the Council of Machinists has more than 23,000 members in the aerospace, transportation, and warehouse industries.

Jun
5
2024

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Control of U.S. House may run through NJ’s seesaw 7th District

Control of the next Congress likely runs through House seats in largely suburban areas, including New Jersey’s 7th, where the outcome could have national repercussions, including a Congress that could serve as a potential brake on authoritarian instincts and goals of former President Donald Trump if he is reelected in November.

In an interview Monday, Sue Altman, a progressive organizer and former leader of the Working Families Alliance running against Kean, said protecting U.S. democracy, uprooting federal corruption and curbing the flow of money in national politics were top priorities of hers.

Jun
5
2024

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Altman vs. Kean matchup officially set in NJ-7

By all indications, the now-official matchup between Altman and Kean will be a competitive one. Both candidates have raised millions of dollars – Altman actually outraised Kean during the most recent fundraising quarter, though Kean still has twice as much money on-hand – and Altman was added in March to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Red to Blue” list for top House challengers.

And thanks to the state’s carefully drawn congressional map, the 7th district may be the only New Jersey district worth paying attention to this November. In 2022, it was the only district in the state where the final margin was in the single digits; two other districts were safely Republican, while the other nine stayed strongly Democratic.

Jun
4
2024

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Constituents Rally with Sue Altman in Westfield to Hold Rep. Kean, Jr. Accountable for Trump Vote

Constituents in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District joined Democratic candidate Sue Altman for a rally holding Congressman Tom Kean, Jr. accountable for his support of convicted felon Donald Trump. Sue joined members of Westfield 20/20, OneNJ7, and the New Jersey Working Families Alliance in Kean, Jr.’s hometown to mark Election Day and galvanize supporters for the general election.

Kean, Jr. has refused to hold public town halls or speak directly to constituents over the course of his career. Constituents had the opportunity to leave notes on a cardboard cut-out of Kean, Jr. to let him know how they feel about his endorsement of Donald Trump on the same day jurors unanimously convicted Trump of 34 felony charges related to his scheme to illegally interfere with the 2016 election.

Jun
4
2024

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Tom Kean Jr. Still Silent On Donald Trump’s Criminal Conviction

Days after Donald Trump was convicted on 34 felony counts, Tom Kean Jr. has offered nothing but complete and utter radio silence.

Why? Because no matter how hard Kean Jr. tries to act like a moderate on the campaign trail, he always remains loyal to Donald Trump – even if that means standing by a convicted felon.

Jun
4
2024

OP-ed

Yes, this guilty verdict could sink Trump. And Tom Kean Jr., too

A final thought: This could affect the one competitive race for Congress in New Jersey this year, in the 7th District, where Rep. Tom Kean Jr. is fending off a challenge from Democrat Sue Altman. Cook Political Report calls it a tossup.

Kean endorsed Trump this week, while the jury was deliberating. I wanted to ask him about his woeful timing, but he was under his desk nibbling mouse food, refusing as always to speak to anyone about anything. But that district is not a MAGA stronghold. It includes towns like Summit and Westfield, home to a lot of traditional Republicans, like Bramnick. They might care about this verdict, and Trump’s fitness to be president.

Jun
3
2024

News article

Tom Kean Jr. will support Trump for president

Rep. Tom Kean Jr. (R-Westfield) may represent a district that was once won by Joe Biden, but he’s ready to support Donald Trump for president this year.

The freshman congressman, who represents a pivotal swing district that might help determine who controls the House come 2025, said through a spokesperson that he will vote for Trump, who has no opposition on New Jersey’s GOP primary ballot and who is virtually assured to become the Republican presidential nominee at the the July Republican National Convention.

May
30
2024

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Candidates Andy Kim, Sue Altman tackle voter apathy, 'broken' system at Central NJ forum

Rep. Andy Kim, the Burlington County Democrat seeking his party's nomination for U.S. Senate, and Sue Altman, who is challenging Rep. Tom Kean Jr. in New Jersey's 7th Congressional district, met Tuesday with grassroots activists to talk about how they would move a more progressive agenda in Washington forward.

Kim and Altman, along with Tiffany Muller, president of End Citizens United and Let America Vote, held a forum at the Somerset County Library System's Bridgewater facility.

May
29
2024

NEWS RELEASE

Kim Teams up with Altman

Kim was the featured speaker along with CD-7 candidate Sue Altman at a Tuesday afternoon forum in the local library about the “influence of money in politics.”

Altman is the Democratic candidate challenging incumbent Republican Thomas H. Kean. The district leans Republican, but is still considered the most competitive in the state.

Also on hand was Tiffany Muller, the president of End Citizens United/ Let America Vote. As the name suggests, the group’s goal is to overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision that cleared the way for unregulated campaign expenditures on behalf of candidates.

May
28
2024

NEWS ARTICLE

Altman gets endorsement from National Organization for Women

Sue Altman, who is set to win the Democratic nomination for New Jersey’s competitive 7th congressional district unopposed next week, has gotten the backing of the National Organization for Women (NOW), a major national feminist group.

“At a time when our reproductive rights are under attack from extremists and everyday people are struggling to make ends meet, we need champions like Sue Altman in Congress who are willing to fight for women and working families,” NOW PAC Chairwoman Christian Nunes said in a statement. “Sue’s race is critical to taking back the House majority, and we’re excited to throw our support behind her campaign to flip NJ-07.”

May
28
2024

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Winning The House - Hopium Endorses 10 Candidates for The US House

Let’s Win The House - Hopium Endorses 10 House Candidates - Today Hopium is endorsing 10 candidates for the US House. These 10 are all challengers working to flip seats currently held by Republicans. If we win these 10 seats we will flip the House and gave Joe Biden a vital legislative partner for his 2nd Presidential term.

May
21
2024

NEWS ARTICLE

In closely watched NJ House contest, Republican targets progressive challenger on Israel-Hamas war

“It’s very sad that they’re using antisemitism as a wedge,” Altman said in a phone interview.

“I’ve been supportive of Israel. I am very frustrated with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, and people in this district can hold both of those things in their brains at once.”

May
15
2024

News ARTICLE

GIFFORDS PAC Endorses Sue Altman in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District

Today, GIFFORDS PAC announced its endorsement of Sue Altman in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, citing her strong support of gun safety reform to stop the surge of senseless gun violence across our nation.

May
14
2024

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Sierra Club Endorses Altman in NJ-7

The national environmentalist group Sierra Club announced today that it is supporting Democrat Sue Altman’s campaign for the 7th congressional district, which is set to host a highly competitive race this year.

May
3
2024

NEWS ARTICLE

A progressive activist, running in a moderate N.J. district, ignores usual playbook

Among this year's most competitive House races is New Jersey's seventh district. Sue Altman, the Democratic challenger there, is taking a different approach to try to win the election.

May
1
2024

News ARTICLE

New Jersey’s Activist-In-Chief Wants To Flip A Swing Seat

When Democrats talk about what draws them to Altman, they often describe her as someone “smart,” who simply puts in the work to win their votes.

“When I went to hear her speak, I was thinking, ‘We’re not going to win this one with a Working Families person,’” said Sharon Glover, a homemaker from Tewksbury, who attended the county convention as a delegate. “But once I heard her speak, I’m like, she’s really smart. She really understands our community. She wants to listen and we don’t always get that.”

Apr
28
2024

News article

Planned Parenthood backs Altman for Congress

Planned Parenthood Action Fund has endorsed Sue Altman for Congress, signaling that the group plans to spend money in New Jersey’s 7th district painting the freshman Republican incumbent, Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield), as having an “anti-choice” record.

Altman said the endorsement comes “at a time when far-right extremists attempt to ban abortion nationwide, even here in New Jersey.”

Apr
25
2024

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AFSCME New Jersey backs Altman in NJ-7

The New Jersey branch of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) announced today that it is supporting Democratic congressional candidate Sue Altman in her race against freshman Rep. Tom Kean Jr. (R-Westfield).

“We’re proud to endorse Sue Altman, who has shown time and again she will fight for New Jersey’s working families,” AFSCME’s New Jersey executive director, Steve Tully, said in a statement. “We look forward to helping send Sue to Washington, where she will continue to champion the interests of our members and fight back against an extremist Republican agenda aimed at dismantling organized labor’s progress across the country.”

Apr
17
2024

News article

Altman Outraises Vulnerable Republican Tom Kean Jr. in First Quarter of 2024

Sue Altman’s campaign for Congress has hit the ground running, outraising vulnerable freshman Republican Tom Kean Jr. in the first quarter of 2024.

This is “the first time Kean has been outraised by Democrats” since 2022. Altman was recently added to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s ‘Red to Blue’ list and cleared her primary field in early February. Now, she is racking up endorsements and shaking up the political system in New Jersey.

Apr
15
2024

op-ed

Tom Kean’s Cowardice on Ukraine

He’s given no floor speech on Ukraine, nor convened a meeting of his subcommittee to discuss it. He’s issued no statement, not even a Tweet, and he’s done nothing to help fellow Republicans in New York and Pennsylvania who have signed a discharge petition seeking to force Speaker Mike Johnson to allow a vote on aid to Ukraine. He answers no questions on the topic.

That’s the problem with Kean. He lacks conviction. He is a party loyalist who meekly does what he’s told, and his first rule is to keep his mouth shut. He’s held no town hall meetings in his 7th District to discuss his votes, on Ukraine or anything else.

Apr
14
2024

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Altman raises $580k in Q1 for campaign against Kean

Sue Altman, the presumptive Democratic nominee for New Jersey’s closely watched 7th congressional district, raised more than $580,000 in the first three months of the year and has more than $910,000 on-hand for her race against Rep. Tom Kean Jr. (R-Westfield).

“These fundraising numbers demonstrate the growing strength of our grassroots campaign in what will be the most critical race in New Jersey this year, and we’re just getting started,” Altman said in a statement. “All eyes are on NJ-07 as we look to take back the House Majority and defeat Tom Kean, Jr. – an empty suit and rubber-stamp for extremism. As we continue to build this grassroots movement, I’m confident we’ll have the resources necessary to engage and mobilize voters across the district.”

Apr
9
2024

NEWS ARTICLE

Andy Kim endorses Sue Altman for Congress

Nearly six years ago, Sue Altman was serving on the leadership board of South Jersey Women for Progressive Change, a grassroots group formed after Donald Trump won the presidency.   From that perch, she worked hard to help Andy Kim, a former Obama White House staffer and first-time candidate, oust a two-term Republican congressman in a South Jersey district Trump had carried by six points.

Now Kim, the likely Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, is returning the favor and endorsing Altman’s bid to unseat Rep. Thomas Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield) in New Jersey’s 7th district, one of the most competitive congressional races in the nation.

Apr
4
2024

NEWS ARTICLE

Booker endorses Altman for Congress

Sue Altman, the presumptive Democratic nominee for Congress in the competitive 7th congressional district, announced an endorsement today from U.S. Senator Cory Booker.

“I’m proud to endorse my friend Sue Altman,” Booker said in a statement. “I’ve long respected her tenacity in fighting for New Jersey values and families. I look forward to continuing to fight with Sue to turn NJ-07 blue and regain the House majority.”

Apr
3
2024

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DCCC adds Altman to ‘Red to Blue’ list for top House candidates

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has added Sue Altman to its “Red to Blue” program for top-tier House candidates, the clearest indication yet that national Democrats intend to heavily target Rep. Tom Kean Jr. (R-Westfield) this year.

Mar
28
2024

News article

Five N.J. House members back Altman for Congress

Five members of New Jersey’s congressional delegation are endorsing Sue Altman, the presumptive Democratic nominee for New Jersey’s highly competitive 7th congressional district.

Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Ewing), Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair), Donald Payne Jr. (D-Newark), Bill Pascrell (D-Paterson), and Frank Pallone (D-Long Branch) all said this morning that they’re supporting Altman, who has no Democratic primary opponents in the race to take on freshman GOP Rep. Tom Kean Jr. (R-Westfield).

Mar
27
2024

NEWS article

From the court to the campaign trail: Sue Altman’s journey from Columbia basketball to congressional politics

Almost two decades after graduating from Columbia, Sue Altman, CC ’05, continues to recall the lessons she learned in her time on the women’s basketball team. After pursuing professional basketball and educational activism in New Jersey, Altman began her unexpected journey into politics.

Mar
27
2024

NEws article

In New Jersey, some see old-school politics giving way to ‘spring’ amid corruption scandal

“It’s a New Jersey spring,” said Sue Altman, a progressive candidate for Congress, one of many Democrats who crowded into the courtroom. “I would say I think people in New Jersey are ready for change.”

Mar
25
2024

News article

New Jersey’s Sue Altman, breaking with progressive allies, expresses support for Israel

Sue Altman’s background as a progressive organizer and former leader in New Jersey’s Working Families Party raised questions early in her campaign for the seat in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District about how she might approach Israel policy, given the national party’s criticism of Israel and support for conditioning aid to the Jewish state.

But in a position paper shared with Jewish Insider, Altman — now the presumptive Democratic nominee — distanced herself from the hard left on Israel, expressing a personal connection to and affinity for Israel and separating herself from the national WFP’s positions.

Mar
25
2024

NEWS ARticle

How Donald Trump, Joe Biden and grassroots liberals could upend Democratic politics in one of the country’s bluest states

“The (Democratic newcomers) thought they were on the right team here and thought because they were Democrats, they had the ability to stand up and say proudly that they’re the party for democracy, especially in light of Trump being president,” said longtime progressive activist Sue Altman, a Democratic candidate for the state’s 7th Congressional District. But that initial optimism was blunted when “they found out that at the local level or the city level or the county level or the state legislative level, that their own beloved Democrats were not practicing ‘little d’ democracy,” Altman said.

Mar
24
2024

NEWS ARTICLE

Democrats are campaigning on protecting democracy. In N.J., what that means is complicated.

“It would make the campaign much easier and much more straightforward if we could stand up tall and proud and say, ‘Yes, at every level Democrats are the party of democracy and have the receipts to back that up,’” Altman later added. “But right now in New Jersey that’s difficult to do.”

Mar
22
2024

NEWS ARTICLE

Altman wins Morris Dem line, her sixth and final party endorsement

Morris County Democrats officially selected Sue Altman as their organization candidate for Congress in the 7th congressional district today, completing Altman’s uncontested sweep of county conventions.

Mar
16
2024

news article

Warren County Democrats endorse Sue Altman

Sue Altman, the presumptive Democratic nominee for Congress in New Jersey’s 7th district, won her party’s organization line in Warren County today as she prepares to take on freshman Rep. Thomas Kean, Jr. (D-Westfield) in one of the nation’s premier House races.

Mar
3
2024

news article

Altman wins Democratic convention in Sussex County

7th congressional district candidate Sue Altman won Sussex County’s Democratic convention uncontested this morning, putting Altman one step closer to becoming the Democratic nominee against Rep. Tom Kean Jr. (R-Westfield) in his highly competitive district.

Mar
2
2024

NEWS ARTICLE

Stolen Valor Scandal: Altman smacks Hayden, tells him to resign

Democratic congressional candidate Sue Altman is slamming Sussex County Commissioner Bill Hayden for allegedly lying about his military record and is calling on him to resign.

Mar
1
2024

News article

Hotel Trades Council backs Sue Altman

The Hotel and Gaming Trades Council (HTC) announced today that it will support Democrat Sue Altman in New Jersey’s 7th congressional district, putting another union in Altman’s corner for her contest against Rep. Tom Kean Jr. (R-Westfield).

Feb
29
2024
NEWS ARTICLE

Altman officially wins her first county line

Sue Altman has won the Hunterdon County Democratic endorsement for the 7th congressional district, her first official county line in her campaign against Rep. Tom Kean Jr. (R-Westfield).

Feb
25
2024

Op-ed

Improving police and community relations key to improving public safety

Now more than ever, at both the local and national levels, support for American institutions- especially those responsible for law enforcement – is critical. We must stand up for law and order and public safety in a way that is both effective and consistent with our American values, especially those which undergird a dynamic and diverse democracy. We must not cede the issue to those who are willing to prey on people’s very real fears to sell them a hate-filled agenda that helps no one and privileges the very few. We need a vision for public safety that is effective, inclusive and keeps our communities safe, and when we are in power, we must play by the rules.

Feb
21
2024

News Article

Kean Retreats to ‘Hiding Hole' with Speaker Johnson

“You get to go to Congress – the honor of a lifetime. …  And yet, you go to Washington and you never come out of your little hiding hole. You never come to meet your constituents.”...it is also true that dating back to the 2022 campaign, Kean has avoided most interviews with the press and public interactions of just about any kind.

Feb
21
2024

NEWS ARTICLE

EMILYs List Backs Altman In NJ-7

Sue Altman, the likely Democratic nominee against Rep. Tom Kean Jr. (R-Westfield) in New Jersey’s 7th congressional district, was endorsed today by EMILYs List, a major national group for pro-choice female Democratic candidates.

Feb
14
2024

NEWS ARTICLE

Altman endorsed by Malinowski, further consolidating support in NJ-7

Sue Altman’s campaign for New Jersey’s 7th congressional district received an endorsement today from former Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes), the most recent Democrat to hold the highly competitive seat – a strong sign that Altman is a near-lock to become the district’s next Democratic nominee.

Feb
12
2024

news article

Sue Altman, Kean's challenger in 7th Congressional District

First-term U.S. Rep. Tom Kean Jr. faces a challenge from progressive activist Sue Altman in his bid for reelection in the 7th Congressional District. Altman became the presumptive Democratic nominee this week after the only other remaining candidate dropped out of the race.

Feb
9
2024
NEWS ARTICLE

Blazakis withdraws, Altman is presumptive nominee vs. Kean

Jason Blazakis is dropping out of the race for the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 7th district, clearing the field for Sue Altman to take on freshman Rep. Thomas Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield) in one of the most closely-watched House races in the nation.

Feb
6
2024

NEWS ARTICLE

Altman gets endorsement from Vartan, her former primary rival

Summit Councilman Greg Vartan announced today that he’ll back progressive activist Sue Altman in the Democratic primary for New Jersey’s 7th congressional district, a primary in which he was a candidate until two weeks ago.

Feb
5
2024

news article

Altman gains local establishment endorsements in bid to take on Kean

A group of eight local elected officials and seven Democratic municipal chairs in New Jersey’s 7th district have endorsed Sue Altman for Congress, a show of establishment support that could be helpful as she enters the organization line convention season.

Jan
31
2024
NEWS ARTICLE

New Jersey Globe: Congressional Progressive Caucus endorses Altman, hardening NJ-7 battle lines

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) PAC has endorsed former New Jersey Working Families Party director Sue Altman for Congress in the competitive 7th congressional district, giving Altman a powerful set of allies in the left-leaning corners of Washington.

Dec
20
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

Insider NJ: Make the Road Action endorses Sue Altman for Congress in NJ-7

Lambertville, New Jersey — Today, Make the Road Action announced their support for Sue Altman’s campaign for Congress in New Jersey’s 7th district, the most competitive Congressional race in New Jersey and one of the most competitive across the country. Make the Road Action – NJ, based in Union County, engages tens of thousands of voters of color each year in door to door outreach, organizing and civic engagement.

Dec
11
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

Insider NJ: SEIU 32BJ endorses Sue Altman in NJ-7 campaign against Rep. Tom Kean Jr.

Lambertville, NJ – Sue Altman, Democratic candidate for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, has received the endorsement of Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ, one of the largest labor unions in New Jersey. This comes shortly after Altman received the endorsement of the Communication Workers of America and announced over half a million dollars in the first few months of the campaign, cementing her as the frontrunner in the Democratic primary to take on Rep. Tom Kean Jr.

Dec
4
2023

news article

Former basketball player for Irish team seeking seat in Congress

A former basketball player for an Irish team is seeking a seat in the US House of Representatives next year as the Democratic candidate for New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District.

Sue Altman, from Clinton New Jersey, first established credibility on the court while playing with Columbia University. After graduation, she contacted basketball clubs in Ireland, owing to her Irish roots, in the hope of being signed to a team.

Dec
3
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

New Jersey Globe: New Jersey Citizen Action backs Altman for NJ-7

Sue Altman, one of three Democratic candidates running in New Jersey’s highly competitive 7th congressional district, unveiled an endorsement today from New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA), a prominent progressive advocacy group.

Nov
16
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

Insider NJ: Sue Altman Blasts Tom Kean Jr for tossing LGBTQs Under the Bus (again)

Advocates and allies gathered on a misty grey day in Lambertville to protest Congressman Tom Kean Jr’s vote for Mike Johnson to be Speaker of the House. Mr. Johnson, who spent his career tossing LGBTQs under the bus, is now second-in-line to succeed the President.

Oct
30
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

Insider NJ: Sue Altman calls for expulsion of Sen. Menendez

Lambertville, NJ – Sue Altman, Democratic candidate for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, released the following statement in response to reporting that Sen. Menendez acted as an unregistered foreign agent.

Oct
12
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

New Jersey Globe: Altman raises $283k in Q3, breaks $500k since entering NJ-7 race

Sue Altman raised $283,000 in the 3rd quarter of 2023, and has raised $500,000 since entering the race in May – a strong total that puts her in a solid position in the Democratic primary to take on Rep. Tom Kean Jr. (R-Westfield) in the 7th congressional district.

Oct
1
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

New Jersey Globe: Altman gets backing from CWA, first union to wade into NJ-7 primary

Former New Jersey Working Families Party director Sue Altman’s Democratic campaign for the 7th congressional district was endorsed this morning by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), one of New Jersey’s most prominent unions and a major player in state progressive circles.

Sep
21
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

New Jersey Globe: Altman files formal ethics complaint against Kean over stock trade disclosures

Democratic congressional candidate Sue Altman has filed a formal complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Rep. Tom Kean Jr. (R-Westfield) over Kean’s belated reporting of his family trust’s stock trades, putting the issue of stock trading front-and-center once again in the 7th congressional district.

Sep
20
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

Insider NJ: Altman Sees Kean ‘Chipping Away’ at Abortion Rights

Prior to the vote referenced above, the House also voted on various amendments to the bill, including one to reverse the Pentagon’s post-Roe policy of reimbursing women service members who need to travel to another state to receive abortion services. Kean voted “yes” on that as well. So did the state’s other two Republicans in the House, Chris Smith and Jeff Van Drew. All nine House Democrats from New Jersey voted “no.”

Jul
17
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

New Jersey Globe: Sue Altman raises over $200k in first month as NJ-7 candidate

Democrat Sue Altman raised over $200,000 during her first month as a candidate for Congress in hugely competitive New Jersey’s 7th district, a fundraising haul that exceeds the amount national Democratic groups and funders wanted to see as they look at the field of candidates to take on freshman Rep. Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield) in 2024, the New Jersey Globe has confirmed.

Jul
3
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

New Jersey Globe: Altman gets new wave of NJ-7 endorsers, including two top labor leaders

Former New Jersey Working Families Party director Sue Altman’s Democratic campaign for the highly competitive 7th congressional district picked up seven new endorsers today, including two top labor leaders: Communication Workers of America state director Franceline Ehret and 32BJ SEIU state director Kevin Brown.

Jul
3
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

New Jersey Globe: Altman raises over $100k in first week as NJ-7 candidate

Since announcing her candidacy for Congress in New Jersey’s 7th district last week, Sue Altman raised $102,083 in her first seven days, an enormous sum that cements her contention that she’s the right candidate to take on freshman Rep.  Thomas Kean, Jr. next year, the New Jersey Globe has learned.

Jun
7
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

The New York Times: The District Gained Republicans. Could a Liberal Democrat Take It Back?

New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District was redrawn last year specifically to boost the chances of Republicans. It worked. Now, Democrats are trying to win back the seat. But rather than turn to a centrist who mirrors the conservative ethos of the region, the party appears to be coalescing around a candidate who for four years has been the face of New Jersey’s progressive left: Sue Altman.

May
31
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

Insider NJ: Sue Altman Promises Victory in CD-7 over Tom Kean

Sue Altman today announced her CD-7 candidacy via Twitter. “Game on!!! Proud to announce I am running for Congress in my home district of CD-7. It’s time to fight… and we will win!!”

May
31
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

Insider NJ: Congressman Tom Kean Jr. versus (which Democrat?) in 2024

Ms. Altman might be best-equipped to hammer home the “Tom Kean Jr. is a lapdog” narrative by highlighting Kean’s fealty to the self-serving men who run his party such as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and former NJ Governor Chris Christie.

Mar
22
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

Politico: Progressive activist Altman helping to organize ‘Moderate Party’ efforts

If the effort to create a “Moderate Party” in New Jersey succeeds, it will have been brought about, in part, by one of the state’s most high-profile progressive activists.

Jun
13
2022
NEWS ARTICLE

Politico Pro: Christie touts his 'Fairness Formula' school funding plan amid questions, protest

In typical Chris Christie fashion, the governor engaged in an animated back-and-forth with a member of the public who challenged his school funding proposal during an education forum Tuesday. Camden resident Sue Altman asked Christie how he would reconcile giving the school district $6,599 per pupil — the same amount he’s proposing for every district in New Jersey — when it should cost thousands more to educate a child facing extra hardships.

Aug
23
2016