Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman endorsed Dennis Shulman for Congress today.
"After meeting with Dennis and hearing about him from people throughout
Northern New Jersey, I am convinced that he will make an excellent Member of ongress, " said Rothman in a statement.
Shulman, a blind rabbi/psychologist, is vying for the Democratic nomination against Camille Abate to take on Republican Scott Garrett in the fifth congressional district, which borders Rothman’s.
Shulman already has the support of the Bergen County Democratic Organization, the Teamsters, newly-sworn in New York Gov. David Paterson and former presidential candidate/General Wesley Clark. Abate, for her part, is backed by Passaic County Sheriff Jerry Speziale as well as a host of local labor groups.