Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney endorsed fifth district Democratic congressional candidate Dennis Shulman today.
Shulman, a blind rabbi and psychologist, is running against primary opponent Camille Abate to take on conservative Republican incumbent E. Scott Garrett.
“Dennis Shulman, unlike Scott Garrett, understands the challenges facing the hardworking men and women of Northern New Jersey,” said McNerney.
The endorsement isn’t exactly a surprise, since McNerney is a prominent member of the Bergen County Democratic Organization, which has already endorsed Shulman.
Abate has the support of several labor unions and Passaic County Sheriff Jerry Speziale. Garrett, for his part, was recently endorsed by Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who’s still officially running for president.