Democrat Mikie Sherrill is stepping up her pitch to rally women voters in New Jersey’s 11th district, criticizing GOP opponent Jay Webber for his record on women during his eleven years in the State Assembly.
Sherrill, a former U.S. Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor, says Webber has spent the last decade voting against the interests of women — a point that Webber disputes.
“The women of New Jersey deserve a representative in Congress who will use their voice to stand up for equality and reproductive freedom,” said Sherrill. “It is clear that after a decade in Trenton, Assemblyman Webber has, time and again, used his voice and his vote to try and turn back the clock on women’s rights. We need look no further than his voting record to know Assemblyman Jay Webber is out of step with the women of this district.”
Sherrill specifically pointed to Webber’s votes against equal pay for equal work, funding for reproductive health services, protecting domestic abuse victims from gun violence, paid family leave, and support of female and minority-owned businesses.”
“This is a tired and false attack straight out of the Democrats’ 2008 playbook. Jay is a husband and father of four daughters, has been an advocate for women in the Legislature, and has stood up for women as an attorney when they were discriminated against in the workplace,” said Ronica Cleary, a spokesperson for the Webber campaign. “Mikie Sherrill is playing Nancy Pelosi-style politics because she knows her support for tax hikes, being soft on immigration, and interest in Medicare for all are wildly out of touch with North Jersey values.”
(Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 11:39 AM to include comment from the Webber campaign.)