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Mikie Sherrill. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe)

Sherrill added to DCCC incumbency protection program

Freshman congresswoman could face Mary Pat Christie in 2020

By David Wildstein, February 07 2019 12:42 pm

Freshman Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair), who could face former First Lady Mary Pat Christie in her bid for re-election next year, has been added to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Frontline program.

Sherrill is one of 44 incumbents to gain the DCCC designation, which provides House members in competitive races with campaign and fundraising support.

“Mikie Sherrill has spent her entire life serving our country, and her sense of mission and dedication have already made her an exceptional Member of Congress,” said DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos. “We need more leaders like Mikie in public service, and the DCCC is proud to back her campaign through our Frontline program. Working together, we will make sure that Mikie can continue to serve New Jersey families in the new decade and beyond.”

Former Gov. Chris Christie touted his wife as a potential congressional candidate in New Jersey’s 11th district next year while plugging his new book during an appearance at Rutgers University on Tuesday.

The DCCC is seeking to protect its new majority going into the 2020 election.  They have also targeted 33 House Republicans in a bid to expand their majority.

In 2018, Sherrill flipped a House seat the GOP had held for 34 years, winning 57% of the vote.

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