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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:04 PM
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Former NJ Congressman John Adler dead at 51(!)
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 05:10 PM by PCIntern

John Adler, former NJ congressman, is dead
By Matt Katz


Former U.S. Rep. John Adler, a tireless politician from Cherry Hill who carved out a centrist voting record over two decades in the state senate and one term in Congress, died today at the age of 51.

A natural campaigner well-regarded for his intellect, Adler arrived in Congress in 2008 during the Democratic wave that brought in President Obama. He knocked on thousands of doors and held countless town hall meetings to keep his seat in the right-leaning district, only to lose a tough re-election last November to Republican Jon Runyan.

In March, Adler had emergency heart surgery after contracting staph bacterial endocarditis, according to a statement from the law firm where he worked, Greenberg Traurig. It is unclear if that's what led to his death.

Adler leaves behind his four sons - Jeffrey, Alex, Andrew, and Oliver - some of whom were regulars on the campaign trail, and his wife, Shelley, an attorney and former Cherry Hill councilwoman whom he met at Harvard Law School.

Holy Moly!!!

...I might add that he voted against the "Obama Healthcare Bill"...

...lost to a genial, but RW, football player who's about 6'9" who has 100% name recognition...
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