Josh Gottheimer

Heard on the Hill This Week: Steve Daines’ Joint Session Snap Story, Tim Scott’s Press Dinner Jokes

Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano had a busy week in the district, from President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress to the annual Congressional Correspondents Dinner. Check out the video for Sen. Steve Daines’ Snapchat story prior to the president’s address, Sen. Tim Scott’s keynote remarks at the congressional dinner and Olympian Michael Phelps’ testimony before the Energy and Commerce Committee.

What Happened to Scott Garrett?
Rep.-elect Gottheimer says outgoing N.J. congressman won’t talk transition

New Jersey Rep. Scott Garrett hasn't been seen much around the Capitol since his loss. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

New Jersey Rep.-elect Josh Gottheimer says Rep. Scott Garrett, whom he defeated last month, is refusing to speak about the transition.

Gottheimer told The Record of Bergen County that he’s reached out to Garrett, but he hasn’t heard a word. Garrett’s staff also moved out of his office space.

Garrett Challenger Breaks Fundraising Record
Josh Gottheimer raised more money than any House candidate in New Jersey

New Jersey Rep. Scott Garrett became a target of Democrats after he said he wouldn't pay dues to the NRCC because it supported openly gay candidates. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Republican Rep. Scott Garrett's Democratic challenger broke a fundraising record for House candidates from New Jersey.

Josh Gottheimer, a former Microsoft executive and White House speechwriter, raised $1.1 million in the most recent fundraising quarter, which ended Sept. 30, bringing his total amount of money raised to $4 million.

Rating Change: Democrats Turn Up Heat in New Jersey House Race
Defeating GOP's Scott Garrett has become one of the party's top goals

New Jersey Rep. Scott Garrett has drawn national attention for his remarks on gay Republican candidates. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Scott Garrett doesn’t represent one of the most Democratic districts, but Democrats have made the New Jersey Republican one of their top takeover targets this cycle. It’s starting to feel like even if Democrats fall short of the majority on Election Night, defeating Garrett would help them sleep a little easier.

Mitt Romney and John McCain carried New Jersey’s 5th District in the most recent presidential elections, so there are better opportunities for Democrats in more Democratic districts.

Democrats Target New Jersey Republican for Stance on Gay Candidates
House Majority PAC airs first general election ad of the year

House Majority PAC is making New Jersey Rep. Scott Garrett the target of its first general election TV ad. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Democrats hope that the words of one New Jersey Republican — contrary to his own party's support for gay candidates — will come back to hurt him in the general election.  

House Majority PAC, a super PAC that works to elect Democrats to the House, goes on cable this week in New Jersey's 5th District with an approximately $80,000 ad buy attacking incumbent GOP Rep. Scott Garrett.