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Assemblyman Jay Webber at a press conference on Aug. 1, 2018. (Photo by Nikita Biryukov)

Pence will raise money for Webber

Currie bashed Pence as ‘out of step’ with New Jersey

By David Wildstein, August 02 2018 5:22 pm

Vice President Mike Pence will visit New Jersey on August 10 for a high-dollar fundraiser to boost Assemblyman Jay Webber’s campaign for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district.

The story of Pence’s pending visit first appeared in The (Bergen) Record.

Tickets for the Webber fundraiser, to be held at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, will range from $1,000-per-person to $25,000-per-person.   Proceeds will go to the Webber Victory Committee, a separate political action committee that allows for higher contribution limits.

This will be Pence’s first political visit to New Jersey since Donald Trump picked him as his running mate in 2016.

In a statement issued today, Democratic State Chairman John Currie tied Webber to Pence’s history.

“Vice President Mike Pence stands for everything we have fought against and must continue to fight against. Just scratching the surface, Pence’s support of gay conversion therapy, his attacks on refugees and immigrants, and his stance on women’s rights are values we cannot tolerate,” said Currie, who is also the Passaic County Democratic Chairman. “Jay Webber’s alignment with Mike Pence shows how out of step they both are with the residents of New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District.  New Jersey residents deserve a leader like Mikie Sherrill, a Navy Veteran, former federal prosecutor, and mother of four children, who will work to break the gridlock in Washington and deliver for middle class families.”

Pence’s predecessors, Joe Biden and Dick Cheney, frequently visited New Jersey in support of their party’s candidates.

In 2016, Pence edged out then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to join the Trump ticket.  Two days after the general election, Trump fired Christie and Republican National Committeeman Bill Palatucci, from his transition team.  Palatucci is listed on Webber’s invitation to the Trump event.

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