After just seven months in Congress, Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-Dennis) has compiled a strong enough record on environmental issues to secure the Sierra Club endorsement for his 2020 re-election campaign.
Now Van Drew is fundraising off the endorsement.
“Big news! Sierra Club has endorsed our re-election campaign,” the campaign wrote in an e-mail today. “In Congress, Jeff is working tirelessly to protect our environment, defend our coast from offshore drilling, and combat the climate crisis.”
Early support from groups like the Sierra Club helps Van Drew avoid a challenge from the left in next year’s Democratic primary.
The campaign said that Van Drew’s re-election is a key component to protecting the Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“We can’t let that happen. Between your support and that of important environmental advocacy groups like Sierra Club, we’re going to keep fighting back against the oil companies’ agendas and protect our environment.”
Gov. Phil Murphy, the leader of the progressive wing of the New Jersey Democratic Party, has already endorsed Van Drew for re-election.