Democratic congressional candidate Mikie Sherrill today criticized GOP rival Jay Webber for using President Donald Trump to raise money for him next week after bringing in House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. Tom Cotton to boost his bid in New Jersey’s 11th district.
“This is what partisanship looks like in its purest form, and Assemblyman Webber is once again telegraphing to the people of this community that he will always put Washington interests over serving the people of New Jersey,” Sherrill said. “In one breath, he says he will stand up for our state, yet in the next, he embraces policies and politicians that hurt New Jersey time and again.”
Sherrill, a former U.S. Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor, has had her own share of big name Democrats campaign for her, like former Vice President Joe Biden and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.
Sherrill stopped short of beating up on Trump, whose approvals in her Republican-leaning district are about evenly split, but took direct shots at Ryan as the architect of the SALT deduction cap, and Cotton’s vote against Superstorm Sandy aid, and flood insurance for North Jersey.
“New leadership requires standing up for more than party, and Assemblyman Webber is either unwilling or unable to move beyond his long history of putting his own partisan agenda before the needs of the people of New Jersey,” said Sherrill.