Andrews, Robert Ernest

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Born: Aug 04, 1957 AD
Currently alive, at 57 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician


1957 - Born in Camden, New Jersey on the 4th of August.

1979 - He attended Bucknell University, graduating with a B.A. in political science.

1982 - Andrews later attended Cornell University Law School, earning his J.D. degree.

1983 - Onward, Andrews had a private law practice.

1987 - He was elected as a member of the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

1990 - After 15-year incumbent James Florio resigned to take office as Governor of New Jersey, Andrews won a special election to succeed him.

1997 - Andrews' independence of the Democratic political machine and poor name recognition outside of South Jersey hampered his efforts to obtain the Democratic nomination for Governor.

         - Andrews unsuccessfully campaigned for the Democratic nomination for Governor of New JerseyCongressman Andrews was reportedly considering a primary challenge against him in 2005.

2002 - On the 10th of October, Rob Andrews was among the 81 House Democrats who voted in favor of authorizing the invasion of Iraq.

2005 - Andrews had been frequently mentioned as a possible replacement for Jon Corzine's United States Senate seat after Corzine's November 2005 gubernatorial victory, Bob Menendez was eventually chosen by Corzine to fill the vacancy.

         - Andrews received a "B" on the Drum Major Institute's Congressional Scorecard on middle-class issues.

2006 - In January, announced that he would run for a ninth full term in the House and seek the Senate seat in 2008 if Senator Frank Lautenberg retires.

         - Congressman Andrews faced no GOP opponent in the Congressional race.

2007 - He was also involved in proposing a bill for sanctioning Iranians.
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