AP: Jeff Van Drew defeats Democrat Amy Kennedy in New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District
Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew defeated Democratic rival Amy Kennedy and won a second term in his southern New Jersey district.
Van Drew gained national attention when he left the Democratic Party late last year because he opposed impeaching President Donald Trump.
He pledged his “undying support” to the president in the Oval Office.
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He also hosted a rally for Trump in Wildwood in January, before the COVID-19 outbreak struck.
Kennedy, the spouse of former Democratic Rep. Patrick Kennedy of the storied Massachusetts political family, won a contentious primary in July. She focused much of her campaign on protecting the health care protection under the Affordable Care Act
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.