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Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-Paterson). Photo by Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe

Bergen Record endorses Pascrell

Praises Democratic congressman for ‘sheer passion for the job’

By David Wildstein, October 29 2018 11:11 pm

The (Bergen) Record has endorsed Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-Paterson) for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey’s 9th district.

The newspaper called the 81-year-old Pascrell “a seasoned Democrat” and said he has been “taking the fight to the powers that be for his constituents in the 9th Congressional District for more than a decade and says he doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon.”

Pascrell’s Republican opponent, Eric Fisher, received a quick mention.

“We don’t know much about Fisher, who has run a low-key campaign, but we can’t see how he could possibly match Pascrell’s sheer passion for the job,” the editorial board wrote.

The Record did make one mistake, saying that Pascrell is seeking his sixth term.  He is actually running for a 12th term.  He was elected in 1996, defeating freshman Rep. Bill Martini (R-Clifton).

“If he is elected to a sixth term, we are confident Pascrell will continue advocating for the people of the 9th District — and continue speaking out against injustice when and where he sees it,” The Record said. “The people of the 9th are lucky to have a true champion in Washington. They should return the crafty veteran Pascrell for another term in Congress.”


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