Home>Campaigns>Biden backs Sherrill for re-election

Joe Biden campaigns in Montclair, New Jersey for congressional candidate Mikie Sherrill in 2018. Photo by Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe.

Biden backs Sherrill for re-election

By David Wildstein, September 24 2020 10:55 am

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has endorsed Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) for re-election to a second term in New Jersey’s 11th district.

“Mikie Sherrill has served our country throughout her entire career, leading the fight to keep us safe at home and abroad,” Biden said.  “In Congress, Mikie led the charge to reverse this Administration’s reckless agenda that capped SALT deductions and raised taxes on hardworking New Jerseyans across the state — and she’s just getting started.”

Biden campaigned for Sherrill in 2018, when she flipped a district represented by Republicans in Congress for 34 years.

Sherrill says she shares Biden’s “commitment to service and echo his call for compassion over division.”

“He understands the importance of leaders in Congress who will get the pandemic under control, rebuild our economy, and support families struggling under the weight of this crisis,” the Democratic congresswoman said.

Sherrill faces Republican Rosemary Becchi, a former tax counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.

Spread the news: