OPINION: MacArthur’s Bipartisanship Is What Washington Needs

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‘Bipartisanship’ is a word often touted in today’s polarized political sphere with little substance to backup such a claim. The Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy created a ranking system to grade each Congressperson on how regularly they work across the aisle in Washington. During this polarizing time in American politics, I am proud that my congressman, Tom MacArthur, was ranked one of most bipartisan members in the House of Representatives.

It is no secret that New Jersey Congressional District 3 is a swing district. Many different opinions range from the Delaware River in Burlington County across to the Jersey shore towns in Ocean County. MacArthur’s strong bipartisanship rating is a reflection of his understanding and willingness to represent all walks of life in his district. He focuses on solving real problems, such as fighting the south Jersey opioid crisis and keeping Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst open, and isn’t afraid to reach across the aisle to get work done. MacArthur even enters Congressional Chambers through the democrat entrance and mingles with his counterparts before going to his seat. Tom MacArthur is a bipartisan problem solver.

Tom MacArthur’s opponent, Andy Kim, will resist everything Republicans do, simply because he is an extreme partisan activist. There is enough gridlock in Washington – we don’t need Andy Kim to add more.

 

Joseph Slevin
Toms River

 

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