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N.J. police union backs Trump, Booker, most incumbents from both parties

Van Drew, Kim, Malinowski get NJ Fraternal Order of Police endorsement

By David Wildstein, September 24 2020 12:37 pm

The New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police (NJFOP) is backing Donald Trump for president while supporting the re-election of U.S. Senator Cory Booker and Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) and Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes).

The police union is also backing Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis) for re-election in the 2nd district.

Only one incumbent failed to get the NJFOP endorsement: the union is supporting Republican Mark Razzoli, an Old Bridge councilman, in his bid to unseat Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Ewing) in the 12th district.

The NJFOP is backing Reps. Donald Norcross (D-Camden), Christopher Smith (R-Hamilton), Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff), Frank Pallone (D-Long Branch), Albio Sires (D-West New York), Bill Pascrell (D-Paterson), and Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair).

No endorsement was made by the police union in the 10th district, where Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-Newark) is seeking re-election.

“NJFOP, along with all of the other state FOP Lodges in the Nation, unanimously endorsed President Donald J. Trump for re-election in this year’s Presidential race,” said NJFOP president Robert J. Fox.  “I encourage all of our members to vote on November 3 and support President Trump and our US Senate and Congressional candidates.”

Another law enforcement union, the New Jersey Policeman’s Benevolent Association (PBA), also endorsed Trump and skipped Booker and nine incumbent Democratic House members in the November general election.

The PBA made their endorsements in August at a time when leading Democrats have called for defunding local police departments.

The PBA backed Van Drew and Smith, along with David Richter against Kim, Tom Kean Jr. over Malinowski, and Rosemary Becchi against Sherrill.

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