Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has weighed in on the contested Republican primary for State Assembly in District 4, asking GOP voters in Camden and Gloucester counties to back Domenick DiCicco.
"New Jersey is too often the example of activist, liberal government run amok," Gingrich wrote in a letter to South Jersey Republicans. "With some of the highest taxes in the country and some of the most hostile anti-business, anti-growth policies, New Jersey's state government is in desperate need of reform."
Gingrich says he has had the chance to "visit and work with" DiCicco over the past few years.
"I am confident that, if Domenick is elected, he will work tirelessly to reduce the tax burden on New Jersey families, to restrain government spending, and to declare New Jersey ‘open for business' once more," Gingrich said. "New Jersey needs Domenick's leadership and good sense in Trenton."
DiCicco and former Gloucester Township Councilman Eugene Lawrence face Andrew Savicky, a former Freeholder candidate, in the June 2 Republican primary. Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D-Washington Twp.) and his running mate, former Gloucester Township school board member Bill Collins, face John Caramanna for the Democratic nomination.