Former Vice President Joe Biden will be in New Jersey on Wednesday to campaign for Mikie Sherrill, the Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district.
Biden endorsed Sherrill last April, before she won the Democratic nominations nation.
The former Vice President was immensely popular in New Jersey. In a July 2015 Monmouth University poll, Biden had approvals of 67%-17% in the Garden State.
A former U.S. Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor, Sherrill faces Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris Plains) in the race for the seat of retiring Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen. Republicans have held the 11th district seat since 1984.
Biden’s successor, Vice President Mike Pence, was in Morris County in August to raise money for Webber. Sources say they GOP candidate pulled in about $350,000 from that event.