Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, a ten-term Congressman from Texas, has picked up his first New Jersey endorsement: Dr. Murray Sabrin, the 1997 Libertarian candidate for Governor. The 71-year-old physician was elected to Congress in a 1976 special election, lost the 1976 general election, won a 1978 rematch, and gave up his seat to run unsuccessfully (against Phil Gramm) for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination in 1984. He won .5% of the vote as the Libertarian candidate for President in 1988, and returned to Congress in 1996. Sabrin, a Ramapo College Professor, received 114,172 votes (5%) in the ’97 gubernatorial race, and finished fourth in the 2000 Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Paul supported Sabrin in each of his races.