Brady PAC, gun violence prevention org, endorses Menendez for Congress in 8th District


Brady PAC, a gun violence prevention organization, is endorsing Rob Menendez for Congress in the 8th District congressional race.

8th District congressional candidate Rob Menendez. Twitter photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Rob Menendez knows that a core value in the heart of every New Jerseyan is protecting our children from harm,” Brady PAC Interim Executive Director Ashley Lantz said in a statement.

“With Rob in Congress, we will build a safer America, where families are not torn apart by preventable gun violence. We look forward to welcoming Rob to Congress next January.”

Brady PAC was formed in 2018 as a countermeasure to dark money groups funded by gun manufacturers and the NRA. Its affiliated advocacy group, Brady, has been fighting to eliminate gun violence since 1974.

“Brady PAC’s advocacy has helped achieve policy successes such as the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. I am proud to have earned their endorsement because we share the same priority: removing the threat of gun violence from our communities,” added Menendez.

“I am committed to working with organizations like Brady to fight for common-sense gun safety reforms and gun violence prevention so that no one fears sending their kids to school, going to the grocery store, or walking on our streets. I look forward to continuing this essential work in Congress.”

Menendez is all but a sure thing to succeed U.S. Rep. Albio Sires, who is expected to again run for West New York mayor in May, in navy blue Hudson County after winning the primary with ease.

His main November 8th general election challenger is Republican Marcos Arroyo, who doesn’t have a campaign website or any social media pages dedicated to his candidacy.

Menendez is a lawyer at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, a Port Authority commissioner, and the son of U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ).

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