Nick L. Petroni and Thomas J. Gallia each reflect on their experiences during the historic summit between President Lyndon B. Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin back in June 1967. Produced by Joe Lamberti
The Garden State Park was a thoroughbred race track in Cherry Hill, New Jersey that opened on July 7, 1942. On May 3, 2001, fans came to see the last racing program at the park. After 58 years, the Garden ran its last race. Courier-Post/Produced by Adam Monacelli
Armed Forces Heritage Museum unveiled as a traveling trailer of exhibits of NJ military history. Carol Comegno/Videographer
Former Haddon Heights councilwoman and current leader of the 'Friends of Glover Mill Park' Rosemary Fitzgerald explains the park's history Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Haddon Heights. Produced by Joe Lamberti/Staff Photographer
Curator and founder Louise Calloway discusses the Underground Railroad Museum Friday, Jan. 27 in Eastampton, New Jersey. Produced by Joe Lamberti/Staff Photographer
A home on Cutler Avenue where town historians say the first issue of the Maple Shade Progress newspaper was published will be demolished. Celeste E. Whittaker
Construction nears completion as Philadelphia's upcoming Museum of the American Revolution looks to open its doors April 19, 2017. Produced by Joe Lamberti/Staff Photographer
Historian Robert Shinn tells the storied history of the Hopkins House in Cooper River Park. Shannon Eblen/ Staff photographer
Victor Talking Machine Co. president Graham Alexander discusses the history behind the company and their plans for the future. Produced by Joe Lamberti/Staff Photographer
The Library Company of Burlington has a history that dates back to the 1700's. Legend has it some of its original founders still roam the stacks.
New shipyard museum opens in Camden, N.J., focusing on the former New York Shipbuilding Corp. and Arctic co-discoverer Matthew Henson Carol Comegno/Videographer
Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum
Walt Madison of the Broadway Theatre of Pitman takes the Courier-Post on a tour of the historic building Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Pitman. Produced by Joe Lamberti/Staff Photographer
The landmark White Horse figure, the last remnants of Lawnside's White Horse Drive-In, was removed from the White Horse Pike and many residents are sorry to see it go.
Camden County Historical Society Museum
- WATCH: Revisiting Hollybush Summit 50 years later
- WATCH: Retrospective of Garden State Park Racetrack
- NJ military museum on wheels
- WATCH: Historical Glover Mill Park
- WATCH: Explore the Underground Railroad Museum
- SJ home with historic ties to be torn down
- A look inside Philly's new Museum of the American Revolution
- A brief history of the Hopkins House
- Inside the Vault
- A 2012 Haunt: The Library Company of Burlington
- Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum
- Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum
- WATCH: Historic Broadway Theatre of Pitman
- Historic Lawnside White Horse removed
- Camden County Historical Society Museum
VINELAND – Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-2, on Monday said he definitely will seek another two years in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The candidate petition filing deadline isn't until April, but so far LoBiondo, who is serving his 12th consecutive term in Congress, has one potential Democratic challenger.
LoBiondo, first elected to the House in 1994, is again a designated target of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, as he was in the last election. The incumbent picked up 59.2 percent of the vote in the Nov. 8, 2016 election.
“So there’s kind of nothing new in this cycle from what it’s been before,” LoBiondo said Monday. “And whoever the candidates are, you know, the more the merrier.”
On the Democratic side, Swedesboro resident Tanzie Youngblood filed a statement of candidacy on July 31 with the Federal Election Commission. The filing starts the process of quarterly reports from potential candidates to the FEC on campaign fundraising and spending.
Youngblood has formed a campaign organization, Youngblood for Congress, according to her filing.
Her website describes her as a retired teacher and that her focus will be on "pocketbook issues." She is the widow of a postal worker.
LoBiondo, a resident of Ventnor, declined to comment on Youngblood.
"Well, you know, they seem to start earlier and earlier," the congressman said. "It used to be that there really wasn’t somebody that was kicking into gear until the actual election year. Bill Hughes Jr. kind of broke that mold. And he started I guess just about this time when he was running."
LoBiondo anticipates that employment and the economy of the district again will be the main issues in the campaign.
"If you don’t have a job and ... you’re having trouble paying the bills and can’t pay the mortgage, this is a big deal," he said. "The other factors are all important, but in South Jersey it’s always been ‘jobs and the economy.’"
LoBiondo said it is too early in the process to know if current events will have an impact when voters are making up their minds in 2018, whether it is about House legislative business or national politics.
"People tend to work off of what the most recent results are," LoBiondo said. "Now, if as the Republican Party, we’re not able to produce any results on a lot of the big issues, then sure that’s going to have an impact.
"But you’re going to see a big push for tax reform, and some other things that could make a real difference," he added. "If the economy nationally continues to grow, it’s one thing. We still have pretty big challenges here in this district, but we always have some great spots that seem to be shining through."
LoBiondo said he is pleased with President Donald Trump's action on national defense, homeland security, trade, and the Veterans Administration.
"The (veterans) legislation that he’s recently signed — this was stuff the previous presidents could have done and decided not to," LoBiondo said. "And for our veterans, it’s going to be a really big deal.
"I’m talking about legislation that puts more money into the Choice program, which is allowing veterans to get care closer to home," he said. "And I’m talking about the legislation that basically says that if you’ve got VA employees that were responsible, like they were in Phoenix, for veterans not being treated right and dying, that they can be fired. Instead of getting bonuses."
LoBiondo said he does have areas of disagreement with the administration, including drilling off New Jersey, proposed Environmental Protection Agency budgets, vouchers in public education, and raising premiums on flood insurance policyholders to pay for a border wall with Mexico.
Joseph P. Smith; (856) 563-5252; email@example.com