United States Rep. Frank Pallone endorsed Dennis Shulman in the fifth district Democratic congressional primary.
Shulman, a rabbi and psychologist who’s been blind since childhood, faces Camille Abate for the nomination to take on Republican incumbent E. Scott Garrett.
"I find so much to admire in Dennis's story and message," said Pallone in a press release. "Residents of Northern New Jersey deserve much better representation than what they are getting from Scott Garrett. Dennis' passionate willingness to fight for hardworking families, to end the war in Iraq and to address critical environmental issues is exactly what we need to defeat Congressman Garrett this fall."
Garrett is considered to be relatively safe, though Shulman’s campaign impressed national Democrats with its fundraising. Citing the fundraising numbers, Congressional Quarterly recently bumped up the district’s status from “Safe Republican” to “Republican Favored.”