New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance holds a town hall meeting at the Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, N.J., on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
BRANCHBURG, N.J. — The soft-spoken Leonard Lance, a moderate Republican from affluent New Jersey, is an unlikely politician to attract national media to his backyard.
But as one of just a handful of GOP congressmen — and the only Republican in New Jersey — holding a town hall during the Presidents Day recess, Lance is a rare breed. He’s the first Republican representing a district Hillary Clinton won to hold a town hall since President Donald Trump took office.