Endorsements of Dennis Shulman’s campaign for Congress by Assemblywoman Connie Wagner and Freeholder James Carroll is a signal that the blind Rabbi/psychologist is headed toward an endorsement by the Bergen County Democratic Organization. Wagner and Carroll are close to the party leadership and are not likely to go off on their own to endorse a candidate in the fifth district race. Shulman has raised nearly $200,000 for his challenge to three-term incumbent Scott Garrett.
Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joseph Ferriero has never been likely to back the other candidate in the Democratic primary, Glen Rock attorney Camille Abate. Abate was fairly critical of Ferriero during her bid for Congress in 2002. So the Shulman endorsements might mean that Ferriero has stopped looking for a candidate against Garrett and settled on Shulman.
And in case you missed it, last week Abate won the endorsement of Passaic County Sheriff Gerald Speziale.