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Joe Tricarico Endorses Linda Stender for Congress

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 woman’s right to choose and ready support for the Bush administration’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.

Linda Stender to challenge Ferguson (NJ-7)

The Star Ledger reports that Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Union) from the 22nd legislative district will challenge Matt Linfante and Joe Tricarico for the Democratic nomination to run against Rep. Mike Ferguson (R) in the 7th district.

The mayor of Fanwood from 1992 to 1995 and a Union County freeholder from 1994 to 2000, Stender has served in the Assembly since 2002. She faces a primary battle with Democrat Joe Tricarico, the former mayor of Hillsborough, who has already announced he’ll run.

Blue 7th PAC and Dump Mike have been working to unseat Ferguson, so go check them out.