By Bill Mooney | November 7th, 2012 - 12:30am
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MOUNT LAUREL - “It is truly an honor that you have re-elected me to Congress,’’ U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan told his supporters late tonight as he was flanked by his family at the Westin hotel here. Moments earlier he claimed victory over challenger Democrat Shelley Adler.

He thanked his wife for “keeping a lid on things back home,’’ and his children for understanding that “I’m fighting for their future and your kids’ future.’’

“It’s going to take some compromise, it’s going to take some work,” he told supporters but he said it is time to put the partisan rhetoric aside and get to work.

“The political positioning is over, and it’s now time to have the adult conversations with the American people’’ on both sides of the aisle, he said to about 200 supporters.

He said he was in Ocean County today and much of last week, handing out water, sandwiches and more for victims of the hurricane and putting aside campaigning to help them out.

“It’s amazing to go around, talk about being in this hyper-partisan environment, and seeing an 80-year-old man crying,  saying ‘I can’t believe these people care that much.’

“That kind of stuff really opens your eyes and it’s refreshing to see that still exists, especially after the political storms we’ve been through.”

He said it’s time to fix problems on a national level in the same bipartisan manner that has been brought to bear to address the hurricane devastation.

“I’ve never done anything in my life by myself,’’ he said. “You put your heart in everything you do,” he said, and you will be successful.

He reminded supporters of the strong bipartisan endorsements he received, including both labor and business groups.

AP reported that with 70 percent of precincts counted, Runyan had 129,518 votes to Adler’s 97,546, a margin of 56 to 42 percent.

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