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NJ – Smith, Chris

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R+8 41.3 -41.2 Click for contact information

Smith is in his 19th term representing New Jersey’s 4th district in the north-central part of the state.  He sits on Foreign Affairs, and is a member of a number of caucuses focusing on life issues. Smith holds a current rating of 31% and a lifetime 41% rating from Heritage Action.  Smith has become famous for his multi-decade campaign to end abortion, and his social conservative credentials are impeccable. Unfortunately, when it comes to fiscal issues, Smith votes as a consistent Democrat, choosing Nancy Pelosi and bloated budgets over common sense conservatism.  After nearly 40 years in Congress, Smith is who he is – reliable on life issues, disastrous on everything else.   It might be.