Third District Congressional candidate Shelley Adler today received the backing of the New Jersey United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) in her bid to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan.
“We have endorsed Shelley Adler because she is the clear choice to fight for working families and our members in Washington. We know that we can count on Shelley Adler to be on the side of our members and their families by fighting for our priorities. She supports ending failed policies that encourage companies to ship jobs overseas and we know that Shelley Adler will always put the American worker first. We are proud to endorse her candidacy for U.S. Congress,” said Scott Adams, director of UAW Region 9.
Adler is hoping to reclaim the seat lost by her husband John in 2010. Shortly after losing the seat he had held for one term, John Adler died of complications from surgery. The last round of Congressional redistricting removed Adler’s hometown of Cherry Hill from the district, making it slightly more Republican.
“As Congresswoman, I will tirelessly fight to protect Medicare and Social Security, eliminate wasteful government spending and help jumpstart the economy. We need a new direction in Washington and the best way to change Washington is to start changing the type of people we send to Congress. I’m very proud to earn the trust of the New Jersey UAW Region 9 and stand up for their priorities in Washington,” Adler said.
Adler trails in the money race as she maintains about $492,000 on hand against about $900,000 in Runyan’s coffers. However in the second quarter, she raised $320,000 against Runyan’s haul of $300,000.