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A TV ad from Rep. Mikie Sherrill, right, in October 2022. (Photo: New Jersey Globe via YouTube).

New Sherrill TV ad punches DeGroot on abortion, inflation

By David Wildstein, October 21 2022 9:03 am

Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) is up on the air with a negative  broadcast and cable TV ad that attacks her Republican opponent, former Assistant Passaic County Prosecutor Paul DeGroot, as being wrong for New Jersey.

In “Threat,” Sherrill uses a narrator to paint DeGroot as having no clear plan to fix the economy and supporting a national ban on abortion.  DeGroot has campaigned as a Republican who believes in a woman’s right to choose but also supports individual states making the decision on permitting legal abortion.   The ad relies heavily on content from the Star-Ledger’s endorsement of Sherrill; DeGroot declined to participate in the interview process, calling the Star-Ledger a

Script: “(Narrator) He’s just wrong. Paul DeGroot.  The Star-Ledger says DeGroot ‘has no coherent response’ to inflation.  DeGroot’s economic plan ‘doesn’t make a scrap of sense.’  And as abortion extremists threaten a nationwide abortion ban, even in New Jersey, DeGroot supports allowing abortion bans with no exceptions.  The Star-Ledger calls DeGroot “extremist,” ‘dishonest,’ a threat to abortion rights.  (Woman) Paul DeGroot.  (Man):  He’s just wrong for New Jersey.”

“The residents of NJ-11 deserve a representative in Congress that is truthful, transparent, and steadfast in their beliefs and plans to address our nation’s most pressing issues,” said Sherrill’s campaign manager, Jackie Burns.  “Over the past four years, Mikie made that mission central to serving NJ-11 in Congress.  DeGroot clearly won’t.”

Sherrill and DeGroot will face off in the New Jersey Globe 11th District congressional debate on Sunday, October 23 at 9 PM.  It will be livestreamed to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and the New Jersey Globe website.

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