Booker locks up South Jersey Dems

The South Jersey Democratic Party leadership, led by State Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-3) and State Assembly Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald (D-6), announced their support for Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker’s U.S. Senate candidacy.

“Cory Booker will take on the Tea Party extremists in Washington who are committed to dismantling Social Security and Medicare as we know it, at the expense of our seniors and most vulnerable,” said Sweeney, who also serves as a senior official in the Ironworkers Union. 

“These extremists have declared war on America by obstructing progress every step of the way —  slashing critical women’s health programs, opposing common sense criminal background checks for gun buyers, dealing with the impact of climate change and the migration of American jobs overseas . That’s why we need another fighter who will join Senator Menendez in the nation’s capital. Cory is that fighter,” he added. 

“Mayor Booker understands the plight of middle class families who struggle to send their kids to college without taking second mortgage loans on their homes and carrying long-term debt,” said Greenwald. “He knows that our kids can’t compete in the global economy without a world-class education here in America. Cory Booker offers fresh ideas to make the dream of an affordable college and grad school education a reality.”

The Southern New Jersey legislative delegation is the largest in both houses of the Legislature, according to a release by the Southern New Jersey legislative delegation. 

“As the Mayor of Camden City, I couldn’t be more thrilled to have as our next United States Senator someone who knows exactly the kinds of complex problems we face every single day,” said Mayor Dana L. Redd. “Cory has been a longtime friend and an ally in our efforts to rid our streets of illegal guns and gun violence. There is no one better to have as an advocate for urban revitalization in New Jersey than Mayor Booker. He helped put Newark back on the map.” 

“The South Jersey Democrats and Cory Booker are perfect together: He is a winner and we play to win,” said State Senator Donald W. Norcross (D-5), Co-Chair of the Camden County Democratic Committee. “We are going to knock doors, collect vote-by-mail apps, call, email, Facebook, and tweet our friends to make sure they vote for Cory on August 13th and again on October 16th.”

“Cory Booker is a unique leader — someone who can appeal to both urban and suburban constituencies, fight for fiscal responsibility while championing the cause of social justice,” said Assemblywoman Gabriella Mosquera (D-4), one of the youngest members of the Legislature. “I am excited to be a part of Cory’s team to bring the next generation of leadership to the nation’s capital.”

In addition to Mayor Redd and Assemblywoman Mosquera, those joining Sweeney and Greenwald in endorsing Mayor Booker for U.S. Senate include: 

  • Senator Donald Norcross (D-5), Co-Chair of the Camden County Democratic Committee
  • Senator Jim Beach (D-6), Co-Chair of the Camden County Democratic Committee
  • Senator Fred Madden (D-4), Chairman of the Gloucester County Democratic Committee
  • Senator Jim Whelan (D-2), a former Mayor of Atlantic City
  • Senator Jeff Van Drew (D-1)
  • Assemblyman Nelson Albano (D-1)
  • Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak (D-1)
  • Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-3)
  • Assemblywoman Celeste Riley (D-3)
  • Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D-4)
  • Assemblywoman Gabriella Mosquera (D-4)
  • Assemblyman Whip Wilson (D-5)
  • Assemblyman Angel Fuentes (D-5)
  • Assemblywoman Pamela Rosen Lampitt (D-6)
  • Assemblyman Herbert C. Conaway, Jr. (D-7)
  • Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7)
  • Northfield Mayor Vincent Mazzeo, Democratic candidate for Assembly (LD-2)
  • Longport Mayor Nick Russo, Democratic candidate for Assembly (LD-2)
  • Burlington County Democratic Chairman Joseph Andl
  • Burlington County Democratic Vice-Chair/Mayor of Willingboro Jackie Jennings
  • Cumberland County Democratic Chairman Bob Balicki
  • Cape May County Democratic Chairman Jim Pickering
  • Salem County Democratic Chairman Steve Caltabiano
  • Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard
  • Burlington County Freeholder Joanne Schwartz
  • Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.
  • Camden County Freeholder Edward T. McDonnell
  • Camden County Freeholder Ian Leonard
  • Camden County Freeholder Michelle Gentek
  • Camden County Freeholder Scot McCray
  • Camden County Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez
  • Camden County Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash
  • Camden County Clerk Joseph Ripa
  • Camden County Sheriff Chuck Billingham
  • Cumberland County Freeholder Doug Long
  • Cumberland County Freeholder Tony Surace
  • Cumberland County Freeholder Joseph Derella
  • Cumberland County Sheriff Bob Austino
  • Cumberland County Freeholder Carol Musso
  • Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert Damminger
  • Gloucester County Freeholder Heather Simmons
  • Gloucester County Freeholder Adam Taliaferro
  • Gloucester County Freeholder Joe Chila
  • Gloucester County Freeholder Lyman Barnes
  • Gloucester County Sheriff Carmel Morina
  • Salem County Freeholder Lee Ware
  • Salem County Freeholder Bruce Bobbitt
  • Salem County Freeholder Beth Timbermann
  • Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell
  • Atlantic County Clerk Edward P. McGettigan
  • Camden City Mayor Dana L. Redd
  • Camden City Council President Francisco A. Moran
  • Camden City Councilman Curtis Jenkins
  • Camden City Councilwoman Marilyn Torres
  • Camden City Councilman Luis Lopez
  • Camden City Councilwoman Dana Burley
  • Cherry Hill Township Mayor Chuck Cahn
  • Deptford Township Mayor Paul Medany
  • Gloucester Township Mayor David R. Mayer
  • Washington Township Mayor Barbara Wallace
  • Winslow Township Mayor Barry Wright
  • Willingboro Township Councilman Nat Anderson
Booker locks up South Jersey Dems