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The Great Recession, coupled with the collapse of four casinos and the loss of 10,000 jobs, hit South Jersey harder than almost any other region in the United States. Atlantic County has the highest foreclosure rate in the Nation, and for years we have lagged behind the rest of the country in unemployment.

We must work harder to bring manufacturing jobs back to South Jersey. We must do all that we can to promote our vital tourism economy. The government needs to do more to help, not hinder, our agriculture and fishing industries. There is so much potential here in South Jersey, and Representative Van Drew will work every day to fight to bring jobs back here for our working families.

To boost our economy, we need tax reform that benefits middle-class families, not the multi-millionaires and corporate giants. It is time for a real middle-class tax cut that benefits hard-working South Jersey families and small businesses.