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Ex-Congressman Could Battle Garrett in 2014, Report Says

Andrew Maguire is moving back to Ridgewood and could potentially take on Rep. Scott Garrett.

A former Bergen County politico and Ridgewood native is considering taking on Rep. Scott Garrett for the 5th District seat in 2014, according to The Record's Charles Stile.

Stile reported Saturday that Andrew Maguire, who was a Democratic congressman in the 1970s, is in talks with Bergen County Democrat Committee Chairman Lou Stellato to square off with the Tea Party darling.

First elected to the House in 1975, Maguire was ousted from his Congressional seat by Ridgewood's Marge Roukema in 1980. He's moving back to his hometown of Ridgewood from Maryland in March, according to the report.

Maguire graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1956.

The Harvard grad has worked at the United Nations, U.S. State Department. He most recently has served as Executive Director of The GAVI Fund's Immunize Every Child Campaign.

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