Press Release: Bob Patterson is the Presumptive Republican Nominee for NJ-01

Trenton, NJ – Yesterday, Bob Patterson filed the requisite petition signatures with the New Jersey Division of Elections for the race in New Jersey’s 1st Congressional District. No other Republican candidates filed, making Patterson the presumptive GOP nominee ahead of the June 7 primary.

Patterson is running on a platform that centers on rebuilding both South Jersey and America. He has called for major new investments in domestic manufacturing, transportation infrastructure, and military prowess, while opposing globalist trade deals and “open-border” immigration policies that give American jobs to foreigners.

“I’m proud to be the presumptive Republican nominee and ready to start the general election campaign to bring change to South Jersey,” Bob Patterson said. “The entrenched Norcross machine that profits from managing the decline of South Jersey has left too many hardworking families behind. Donald Norcross’ support for sanctuary cities, his weakness on Iran, and his vote to increase visas for foreign workers are hurting South Jersey. We can make South Jersey great again if we focus on enacting policies that make our military stronger and put Americans back to work.”



  • Rep. Norcross voted for the fiscal year 2016 Omnibus bill that increased the number of H-2B visas for foreign workers from 66,000 264,000 (RC#705, 12/18/15) (National Review)
  • Rep. Norcross voted to continue rewarding sanctuary cities with federal grant money. (RC #466, 07/23/15) (Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • Rep. Norcross voted against legislation to suspend the president’s authority to unilaterally relieve or limit sanctions as part of the Iran nuclear deal. (RC #494, 09/11/15)