The Atlantic Council of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) today announced their endorsement of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) for re-election.
"It is with great pride that we stand with Sen. Frank Lautenberg who fights for us and for all of New Jersey so well in the United States Senate," said President Timothy Rudolph of the Atlantic Council.
Lautenberg said he was honored to accept the endorsement,
"The working men and women of IFPTE know that I am proud to be their voice in the U.S. Senate," he said. "I will keep fighting for
the right to join a union and will not stop until the Employee Free Choice Act becomes the Employee Free Choice Law. And I will keep working to make sure you receive the fair wages, affordable and accessible health care and the retirement security you earned."
Meanwhile, the Southern New Jersey AFL-CIO endorsed Lautenberg's rival, Rob Andrews, today.
"Rob Andrews has been fighting hard for working families in New Jersey for years," said the group’s President, Donald Norcross. "From his start as a Camden County freeholder through his years in Congress, Rob has never strayed from his working-class values."
Donald Norcross is the brother of political powerbroker George Norcross III, who is perhaps Andrews’s staunchest and most powerful ally in his quest to win the Democratic nomination over incumbent Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
Donald Norcross is also a co-chairman of the Camden County Democratic Party, which already endorsed Andrews, a Camden County native.