Democrat Mikie Sherrill today bashed GOP rival Jay Webber for bringing House Speaker Paul Ryan to New Jersey’s 11th district.
“It is not surprising that Assemblyman Webber would bring the architect of the tax hike bill to our community,” said Sherrill, a former U.S. Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor. “While Speaker Ryan punished New Jersey families, slashing the state and local tax deduction and threatening the future of Social Security and Medicare, Assemblyman Webber stood in lock step with his Washington agenda.”
Ryan is making a campaign swing through New Jersey today. He was with Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) earlier and will headline a fundraiser for Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-Toms River) tonight.
“Their record as career politicians pursuing an ideological agenda may bond Ryan and Webber, but they break with the majority of New Jerseyans who want their full state and local tax deduction back,” Sherrill said.
Sherrill and Webber, a five-term assemblyman and former GOP State Chairman, are facing off for the seat of retiring Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen. Republicans have held the seat for 34 years, but a recent Monmouth University poll shows the race to be within the margin of error.