Pascrell endorses Clinton

Rep. Bill Pascrell today endorsed Hillary Clinton for the 2008 Democratic presidetial nomination, joining Reps. Frank Pallone, Rob Andrews and Albio Sires as New Jersey Congressmen supporting the Senator from New York. Pascrell will serve as Co-Chair of Italian-Americans for Hillary, and will advise the Clinton campaign on Homeland Security and first responder issues.

“No one has done more for our first responders than Congressman Pascrell,” said Clinton. “I am delighted that he will help lead our efforts in New Jersey and across the country.”

Pascrell served as Mayor of Paterson, as an Assemblyman, and as the Passaic County Democratic Chairman before defeating one-term Rep. Bill Martini in 1996.

Rep. Steve Rothman is backing Barack Obama. Reps. Donald Payne and Rush Holt have not yet announced their support for any candidate.

Pascrell endorses Clinton