Congressional District 2 Candidates to Debate at Stockton

Galloway, N.J.  _ Major-party candidates in the 2nd Congressional District election have agreed to meet in a debate on the Stockton University campus from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

The debate between Republican Seth Grossman, a former Atlantic City councilman and Atlantic County freeholder, and Democrat Jeff Van Drew, a 1st Legislative District state senator, will be held on the evening of Oct. 10 in Stockton’s Campus Center Theatre.

The public forum will be cosponsored by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy of Stockton University and The Press of Atlantic City.

National political leaders and pundits are watching the race for the open District 2 seat as incumbent Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd, prepares to retire from Congress and partisan control of the House is contested.

Further details about the debate, including time and format, will be announced in the near future.

CONTACT: John Froonjian of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy, 609 626-3626,

About the Hughes Center

The William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy ( at Stockton University serves as a catalyst for research, analysis and innovative policy solutions on the economic, social and cultural issues facing New Jersey, and promotes the civic life of New Jersey through engagement, education and research. The center is named for William J. Hughes, whose distinguished career includes service in the U.S. House of Representatives, Ambassador to Panama and as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Stockton. The Hughes Center can be found at and can be followed on Twitter @hughescenter.

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Diane D’Amico
Director of News and Media Relations
Galloway, N.J. 08205