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New Jersey: Donald Payne Announces He Has Colon Cancer

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Donald Payne (D-N.J.) announced Friday that he is battling colon cancer, but he remains optimistic about his prognosis and said he will seek re-election.

“They expect my full recovery, as do I,” Payne said in a statement, referring to his medical team.

“I look forward to continuing to serve as a Member of Congress for many years to come,” Payne added in the statement, indicating that the prognosis will have no effect on his upcoming campaign for re-election.

Newark Councilman Ronald Rice is in the exploratory phase of challenging Payne for the Democratic nomination in the 10th district.

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