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Rob Menendez at the opening of Albio Sires' campaign headquarters in West New York in 2018. (Photo: New Jersey Globe).

Brady PAC backs Menendez for Congress

By David Wildstein, September 29 2022 12:03 pm

The Brady PAC has endorsed Robert J. Menendez for Congress in New Jersey’s 8th district, giving the Democratic candidate for an open seat the backing of the political arm of one of the nation’s most influential gun control advocacy organizations.

“Rob Menendez knows that a core value in the heart of every New Jerseyan is protecting our children from harm,” said Ashley Lantz, the interim executive director of Brady PAC.  “With Rob in Congress, we will build a safer America, where families are not torn apart by preventable gun violence.  We look forward to welcoming Rob to Congress next January.”

Menendez, a commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, is the Democratic nominee to replace retiring Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York).  NJ-8 is safe Democratic.

I am committed to working with organizations like Brady to fight for common-sense gun safety reforms and gun violence prevention so that no one fears sending their kids to school, going to the grocery store, or walking on our streets,” Menendez said.  “I look forward to continuing this essential work in Congress.”

Brady PAC has now endorsed in 10 of the state’s 12 congressional districts, backing all Democrats.    The group is staying out of the 2nd and 4th districts, where Reps. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis) and Christopher Smith (R-Manchester) are seeking re-election.

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