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Rep. Josh Gottheimer campaigns in Oradell in October 2022. (Photo: Gottheimer for Congress).

Gottheimer nabs Star-Ledger endorsement

By David Wildstein, October 09 2022 2:07 pm

The left-leaning  Star-Ledger has endorsed centrist Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wykcoff) for re-election in New Jersey’s 5th district, praising him for his bi-partisanship and his ability to break stalemates.

To get the important stuff done – infrastructure, climate action, lower drug prices, law enforcement reform – some believe it takes a bulletproof majority and a miracle. In reality, however, it takes lawmakers who reject political division, embrace bipartisanship, and accept compromise,”  the editorial stated.  “This is how Rep. Josh Gottheimer has managed to have his fingerprints on the most significant legislation to ever come out of Washington.”

The Star-Ledger also slammed Gottheimer’s Republican opponent, Frank Pallotta, as a Donald Trump acolyte. 

Most voters should find that nauseating, because pledging fealty to the man who tried to subvert democracy by inciting a riot which led to the death of five cops can only give Trump more incentive to try it again,” the editorial stated.  “On social policy, Pallotta can be flat-out dangerous: He calls abortion “legalized manslaughter,” and believes it should be banned even in cases of rape and incest.”

The Star-Ledger called Gottheimer “ a proven leader with a laudable record.”

“He builds trust and relationships, and he has a gift for finding a sensible center and withstanding the noise from the fringes and his own party leaders,” The editorial said. 

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