Johnson backs Holt for U.S. Senate seat

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12), a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in tomorrow’s special election, picked up an official endorsement over the weekend in Bergen County.

Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-37) announced his support for Holt in an email blast.

Johnson said the party has four well-qualified Democratic candidates running for the late Senator Lautenberg’s seat.

But, “I agree with a recent New York Times editorial that says, ‘Representative Rush Holt is not only the most able legislator among them, but he is also a teacher and scientist,'” Holt wrote. “The Senate is ‘too often driven by emotionalism and fact-free politics, specifically on issues like climate change.’

“Holt’s commitment to the fight for civil rights is founded on his Quaker background, with its unique history of support for the abolition of slavery,” added Johnson. “As a long-time board member of Planned Parenthood, he has been a strong advocate for women’s rights and access to high-quality reproductive health care.”

Johnson backs Holt for U.S. Senate seat