March 7, 2024

Former Congressman Rush Holt Endorses Andy Kim for U.S. Senate, Highlights Record of Service and Delivering for NJ

MOORESTOWN N.J. – Today, Congressman Andy Kim announced he has received the endorsement of former New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt (NJ-12) in his bid to become the next U.S. Senator from New Jersey.

“I’m honored to have the support of Congressman Holt as we work to restore integrity and make sure people have a voice in our politics and in our Senate,” said Congressman Andy Kim. “Rush knows what it means to win tough races, and he knows the importance of making sure that we turnout Democrats and sway Independents in November. I’m proud to have him by my side and with our campaign for change.”

“Andy Kim has earned this seat,” said former Congressman Rush Holt. “We all know he brings the kind of highly principled public service for the people that New Jersey wants. Andy has proven he can appeal widely to voters and build strong coalitions needed to help get Democrats elected across the state in November and beyond. I endorse Andy strongly.”

Holt represented New Jersey’s 12th congressional district, which included areas of Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and Union counties, from 1999 until 2015. He was one of only two physicists to serve in Congress during his tenure, and after his time in Congress, went on to serve as chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and executive publisher of the Science.

First elected to Congress in 2018 at the age of 36, three-term Congressman Andy Kim is one of the younger members to serve in Congress and is the first Asian American elected to federal office from New Jersey. If elected to the Senate, Andy would be the 4th youngest Senator, the first senator from South Jersey in recent memory, and the first Asian American elected to the Senate from the entire east coast of America. In 2018 and 2020, Andy defeated two self-funding millionaires in a district carried by former President Trump, and in 2022 Kim defeated his third self-funding millionaire opponent by 12 points.

In his three terms in Congress, Andy has worked hard to lower costs for New Jersey families and help support small businesses through challenging times. Andy has also been a leading champion in fighting against corruption in our broken politics.