Latino Victory Fund endorses U.S. Rep. Rob Menendez for a second term


The Latino Victory Fund is endorsing U.S. Rep. Rob Menendez (D-8) for a second term, indicating they have been impressed with his early efforts in Congress.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Congressman Rob Menendez has time and again demonstrated his commitment to working families in his district. He has championed legislation in support of organized labor, prioritizing future-forward infrastructure, addressing climate change, protecting reproductive choice, and creating a high quality of life for all,” Latino Victory Fund President and CEO Sindy M. Benavides said in a statement.

“He serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he has advocated for greater access to mass transit for all 8th District residents via the development of the Gateway Program, the most important infrastructure project in the country, for which he helped secure $6.9 billion from the U.S. Department of Transportation – the largest-ever mass transit grant in American history. He has consistently fought Republicans’ hard-right narrative and advocated for the most vulnerable among us, which is why Latino Victory is proud to endorse him.”

LFV is dedicated to building political power in the Latino community so that the voices and values of Latinos are reflected at every level of government and in the policies that drive our country forward.

Their vision is marked by a substantial increase in progressive Latino elected leaders, Latino voter participation, and Latino political donations – making Latino voters a deciding factor in elections up and down the ballot, throughout the country.

“I am deeply grateful to be endorsed for re-election by Latino Victory Fund. I am also proud to serve our majority-minority district as a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ largest-ever freshman class,” Menendez added.

“As New Jersey’s only Latino in the U.S. House of Representatives, I understand that it is critical to have leadership that reflects the breadth and diversity of our district. With the help of incredible organizations like LVF, we will secure re-election and work to continuously increase our Latino representation in DC.”

The primary is on June 4th, where Menendez looks to best an aggressive challenge from Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla, with first time candidate Kyle Jasey also in the contest.

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