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Rep Bill Pascrell. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Congressional Hispanic Caucus endorses Pascrell

NJ-9 is 38% Hispanic

By David Wildstein, March 25 2020 2:35 pm

The political arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has endorsed Rep. Bill Pascrell for re-election to a 13th term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“Throughout his career, Rep. Bill Pascrell has been a big supporter of the causes and priorities that matter most to all Americans, including the Latino community,” said CHC BOLD PAC Chairman Tony Cárdenas (D-California). “Bill’s long record of standing up for immigrant rights, demanding equal pay for all, and embracing the rich diversity of our great country and his district, shows he fights for all hard working American families. BOLD PAC is proud to endorse Congressman Pascrell. We need his leadership in Congress.”

New Jersey’s 9th district is 38% Hispanic, U.S. Census data shows.

Pascrell faces a challenge in the Democratic primary from progressives Zina Spezakis and Alp Basaran.

Spezakis and Basaran have filed their petitions with the state Division of Elections.

“Our diversity is our strength and in North Jersey we are blessed to live in one of the most diverse districts in America. The social, cultural, economic, and religious traditions imbued in our communities informs my work every day,” Pascrell said.  “As one of the foremost advocates in our Congress standing up for human rights, economic opportunity, and the importance of a diverse nation, I am proud to stand beside my colleagues in the CHC to achieve a nation in the image of our beautiful district.”

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