Cross posted from Dump Mike.
I received this statement from the Tricarico for Congress Campaign:
Last summer, I began my campaign for the 7th Congressional District seat held by Congressman Mike Ferguson. His radical opposition to a womanâ€™s right to choose and ready support for the Bush administrationâ€™s failed Iraq policy were simply too much to take. Put simply, Rep. Ferguson has demonstrated he is too far out of the mainstream to represent the 7th district and I am determined to see him defeated in 2006.
To accomplish this task will require a unified effort by the Democratic Party. As such, I have decided to end my campaign and heartily endorse Assemblywoman Linda Stender for Congress. Over a two decade career as a Councilwoman, Mayor, Freeholder, and Assemblywoman she has proven she shares the values and ideals of the citizens of the 7th Congressional District. I will work hard over the next 11 months to insure a Democratic victory in the 7th.
Joe Tricarico has run a good, honest and energetic campaign. His choice to put winning for the Democratic Party and defeating Mike Ferguson over his own ambition should be recognized and valued. I am confident he will be a large part of a victory in the 7th District this fall.