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Scott Garrett

AT&T, JPMorgan executives look to oust GOP Rep. Garrett for a Democrat

WASHINGTON It could be a tough fall for Rep. Scott Garrett. Corporate and Wall Street donors have already been shying away from the New Jersey Republican since he reportedly made anti-gay remarks at a private gathering in July. Now, some key Washington insiders are coalescing around his likely 2016 challenger, Democrat Josh Gottheimer. Later this month, James Cicconi, the Republican head of external affairs at AT&T Inc., and JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Peter Scher, a Democrat, will host a breakfast "meet and greet" for Gottheimer. The invitation doesn't mince words. The race is "an excellent opportunity to oust one of the most conservative members of the House of...