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Rosemary Becchi, a former counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, is seeking the Republican nomination for Congress in NJ-11.

GOP sheriffs back Becchi

By David Wildstein, March 13 2020 9:45 am

Two Republican sheriffs have endorsed Rosemary Becchi for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district.

“Rosemary is someone I can rely upon for support as we continue to fight the opioid addiction crisis and to keep our schools and communities safe,” said Morris County sheriff James Gannon. “As Congresswoman, she will be a loyal friend of law enforcement and always ensure that the men and women who protect and serve all of us will have the tools they need to do their job.”

Becchi is challenging freshman Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) for a seat Republicans held for 34 years before it flipped in the 2018 mid-term elections.

“It’s about time we had someone in Congress like Rosemary, who wants to stand up for the rule of law and New Jersey law enforcement officials who fight to protect all communities. We must put public safety above politics,” said Sussex County sheriff Michael Strada. “The concerns of Sussex County residents have been ignored and even dismissed by some career politicians, as we cooperate with all law enforcement agencies on the local, state and federal levels to protect our families and resist those who would allow trendy political posturing to stop that important cooperation.”

Although new endorsements have not been announced, Sherrill ran with the support of Essex County sheriff Armando Fontoura and Passaic County sheriff Richard Berdnik, both Democrats, in her 2018 campaign.

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