Pennacchio announces Mercer County support

State Sen. Joe Pennacchio has released the names of three Mercer County supporters for his U.S. Senate bid.

Pennacchio is backed by Hamilton Mayor John Bencivengo, Robbinsville Mayor David Fried and Hightstown Mayor Bob Patten.

“I know that he has the courage and determination to help cut wasteful spending and make New Jersey affordable for middle class taxpayers,” said Bencivengo.

Pennacchio is running against two other Republicans for the nomination to take on incumbent Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg: businesswoman Anne Estabrook and Ramapo College professor Murray Sabrin.

Pennacchio announces Mercer County support