Hudson County Democratic Organization formally endorses Joe Biden for president

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The Hudson County Democratic Organization has formally endorsed Joe Biden for president, along with the rest of the column B candidates that initially received the party’s backing in February.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Instagram photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Over the past several months, our state and nation have battled a public health crisis that has impacted each and every one of us. In times of adversity, it becomes overwhelmingly clear that those we elect to office have the obligation to keep us safe and do what is in our best interest,” said HCDO Chair Amy DeGise.

“Never has it been more important for us to have proven leaders at the helm, from Washington down to local positions, who will protect and defend the very values our nation was founded on. I am confident the ticket we have endorsed accomplishes this very goal and I urge Hudson County Democrats to vote for the entire Column B team.”

A letter from the HCDO, signed by DeGise, all the local state and county representatives, as well as all 12 mayors, further explains why they feel Biden – the presumptive challenger to President Donald Trump (R) – is the best choice.

“Former Vice President Joe Biden has the unequivocal experience and skills necessary to bring our entire nation together to bring about the real, meaningful change we so desperately need after four years of President Trump’s Administration,” the letter says.

Less than a week after their initial round of endorsements, the HCDO indicated that they supported U.S. Senator Bob Menendez’s idea for an open primary.

However, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) – at one point a presidential frontrunner – dropped out of the race on April 8th.

Their other endorsements include U.S. Senator Cory Booker, U.S. Reps. Albio Sires (D-8), Bill Pascrell (D-9), and Donald Payne, Jr. (D-10), and almost the entire Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The only exception is in the 4th District, where newcomer Yraida Aponte-Lipski got the nod from the HCDO over Freeholder Joel Torres, who decided not to seek re-election after getting thrown off the line.

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