In an interview with NJ.com, Hameeduddin said:
“I just think, for my town, it's very upsetting that I have one group of people represented by another congressman. I think it's ridiculous."
Congressional redistricting moved a large section of Teaneck into the 5th congressional district, a Republican-leaning block represented by conservative Rep. Scott Garrett. A section of the township was put into a newly drawn 9th District.
Rep. Steve Rothman, who had represented all of Teaneck in the 9th, . Hameeduddin was listed as a Rothman supporter in a statement released by the campaign.
State Assemblywoman , former Giant linebacker and Passaic County Freeholder Director have all been floated as possible Democratic challenges to Garrett.