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>> I hold roughly five town hall meetings a year.>> US Representative Leonard Lance is a Republican congressman representing a New Jersey district that in 2016 supported Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. His district includes the town of Cranford, a well-healed bedroom community 25 miles from New York City, where this week, Lance faced constituents outraged by the agenda of President Donald Trump.
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>> This administration is the most foul administration->>
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>> He drew cheers from the crowd when he declared he opposed Trump's budget. A member of the so-called Tuesday group of moderate house Republicans, Lance was one of only 20 members of his party to vote against a Trump supported bill that would repeal and replace Obamacare.
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But some say he's vulnerable, and democrats are already lining up to take him down.>> Leonard Lance, Representative Lance really does not support the views and the values of the district any longer.>> Linda Webber, a bank executive, filed paperwork seeking the Democratic nomination for New Jersey's seventh district.
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>> So far, she's 1 of 4 Democratic contenders hoping to replace Lance in the 2018 midterms. With public opinion polling showing support for President Trump below 40%, Democrats hope they win back the House of Representatives. To make that happen they need to flip 24 seats. Toward that goal, the Democratic party has targeted 23 Republican congressman in districts that in 2016 voted for Clinton.
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Lance is one of them. So far, he's rated a slight favorite to hold onto his seat in 2018, according to the Cook Political Report, and registered Republicans outnumber Democrats in the district.