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Rep. Josh Gottheimer. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe)

Biden endorses Gottheimer for Congress in NJ-5

Democratic presidential candidate: ‘Josh Gottheimer is a fighter’

By David Wildstein, September 24 2020 9:19 am

Joe Biden today endorsed Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) for re-election to a third term in Congress.

“Josh Gottheimer is a fighter, who has been tireless in his work to make healthcare more affordable, lower taxes, and support our veterans and first responders,” Biden said. “When COVID hit, Josh worked to secure desperately-needed PPE for his District and to get New Jersey families, first responders, and small businesses the assistance they needed. And, I’m proud to support Josh.”

Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, has made selective endorsements this cycle in key House races across the U.S.  He is also backing Amy Kennedy in the 2nd district against Democratic-turned-Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis).

Former President Barack Obama has also endorsed Gottheimer, a Bergen County Democrat who ousted seven-term Rep. Scott Garrett (R-Wantage) in 2016.

“I am honored to have Joe Biden supporting my campaign for reelection. Vice President Biden has spent his career working to strengthen America’s reputation at home and abroad, to expand access to affordable health care, and to support our first responders. He is someone who has always put helping the American people over partisan concerns. I look forward to working closely with Vice President Biden when he is elected President,” said Congressman Gottheimer.

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