Close race in 7th District marked by scathing attack ads, false allegation

State Sen. Tom Kean tries to win back traditionally Republican seat from Rep. Tom Malinowski

Two years ago, a blue wave swept through congressional races, leaving all but one of New Jersey’s House seats to Democrats. This year, the national Republican Campaign Committee sees the 7th Congressional District as a prime target to flip red again.

A lot of money has been spent in support of state Sen. Tom Kean’s challenge to Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski, for whom money has also poured in. One GOP attack ad falsely accused Malinowski of arguing in defense of sex offenders. Correspondent Raven Santana examines the race and the money spent on it.