Alex Law of Collingswood, who’s challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-1) in the 2016 Democratic Primary, backs progressive Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) for president, he told PolitickerNJ.
“If I were voting today, I’d vote for Bernie, so in that sense, yes I am backing him,” Law said in a Facebook message. “The election is a long way away still, but I’ve been very happy with what Bernie has been speaking about, as well as, the affect it has had on Hilary in pulling her closer towards progressive values.”
Almost the entire pantheon of New Jersey Democratic elected officials support Clinton for President in 2016, including Norcross. The former Secretary of State has a 19-point lead over Sanders in Iowa, 52-33, in the latest Quinnipiac poll. He’s doing better in New Hampshire. Sanders picked up 31 percent of the vote among likely Granite State Democratic primary voters, compared with 41 percent for Clinton, in a Suffolk University poll released last month.
“I’m glad to be the voice of progressive reason in NJ,” said Law, a former strategy consultant with IBM’s Global Business Services until leaving the position to run for office. “He is talking about the kind of reform that our party desperately needs. Things like student loan reform, income inequality, drug reform, wall street reform, tax reform. Hillary to some extent has talked about these issues, but not as deeply or passionately as Bernie has. Most troubling to me about Hillary is that I have absolutely no confidence she would ever do anything to address campaign finance reform.