Rep. Chris Smith Receives Key Endorsements as Another Challenger Enters Race

Rep. Chris Smith has received the coveted backing of the top 3 Republicans in the House of Representatives – Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise, and Elise Stefanik – with the trio endorsing him for reelection in 2022.

In a statement, McCarthy called Smith “a bold and effective legislator” who “demands accountability from China, protects our national borders and sovereignty, and tirelessly works to identify solutions for autism and Alzheimer’s disease.”

Scalise called him “a true fighter” who is “a tenacious advocate for unborn children and the rights of humanity.”

Echoing the other top Republicans, Stefanik said Smith is a “trailblazer who has led the way in protecting women and children in the U.S. and around the globe from the heinous crime of human trafficking. He has also created significant programs for our Nation’s veterans, families faced with autism, and seniors struggling with Alzheimer’s.”

Just after Smith was endorsed by Republican leadership, another challenger entered the primary race against Smith. 27-year-old far-right podcaster Mike Crispi will challenge the long-serving Congressman for his seat. Roger Stone, a Trump confidant who spent time in jail for making false statements, witness tampering, and obstruction, will lead Crispi’s campaign.

Smith has served New Jersey’s 4 District – which includes Lakewood – in the House of Representatives since 1980, and has been widely lauded as one of the most sincere and easily accessible politicians in the United States who gets the job done without fanfare.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Mr. Ploni do you know anything about Chris Smith before making such a ridiculous statement?
    Chris Smith is a true public servant. He is a staunch advocate of Israel, he helps local people with their issues, he helped get Yanky Ostreicher free several years ago.
    He is one politician who truly deserves our deepest thanks and certainly our vote.

  2. He is a tremendous mentsh and has helped countless people, in so many different ways. Unlike so many other politicians he has a heart and cares. We need him as long as possible.

  3. To all those attacking me. I do know about Mr. Smith’s service, however at a certain age it is time to retire. And obviously I don’t want my children to get rid of me, but when I am to old to work, I do plan on retiring.

  4. It so happens that Congressman Smith is doing a great job on multiple fronts. He is a true mensch, who really cares about the people whom he represents, and about the country, which he loves.

  5. Mr. Ploni, you are entitled to your personal opinion and you can vote as you please. But when you jump in as the first comment criticizing an honorable, hardworking man for no reason other than his age, you deserve to be called out.

    Our community should be voting unanimously for Chris Smith- both out of gratitude for what he does and because he is an excellent Congressman who actually does wonderful work.

    Not everyone who reads TLS educates themselves before voting. A foolish comment can actually cost votes….
    Please think before you post!

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