Murphy, Oliver, Menendez, and Booker endorse Sires for re-election to Congress

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Gov. Phil Murphy, Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, as well as U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, have issued a joint endorsement for U.S. Rep Albio Sires’ (D-8) re-election bid.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Albio Sires is among the most dedicated public servants I have ever met and his record of supporting progressive policy solutions and fighting for working families is unparalleled,” Murphy said.

“As a fellow former leader of the State Assembly, I have always known Albio Sires to be a consummate public servant and someone who cares deeply about the people he represents,” added Lt. Governor Oliver, who served with Rep. Sires in the state Assembly from 2004 to 2006.

Menendez, who has known Sires for decades, dating back to when they were the mayors of Union City and West New York, respectively, said he “has always been someone working families can count on.”

Sires is seeking his 9th term in November, but will first have to get past a Hector Oseguera and Will Sheehan in the July 7th primary – which will be mainly contested via vote-by-mail ballots.

“We need Albio Sires working alongside us in Washington to deliver on the promise of standing up for working families and the middle class, and I support him wholeheartedly,” stated Booker.

Sires said he was thankful for the support of the state’s top Democrats, also indicating that this election is an opportunity for Democrats to take a stand against President Donald Trump (R).

“This is a time of unprecedented turmoil and pain in our country, but it’s also a moment when Democrats are poised to stand united in rejecting the failed Trump administration and returning honesty, compassion and competence to the White House.”

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  1. Lt. Governor Oliver wrote that Sires is “someone who cares deeply about the people he represents.”

    I disagree. I have submitted correspondence to him a few times while living in Hudson County, most recently about regarding the low flying helicopters in his district. I checked the box asking him that I am asking and available to discuss. I never heard back from him or his staff.

    On an unrelated matter, I reached out to Booker and received a phone call from his staff to discuss the issue. I appreciated that contact and subsequent conversation.

    To all elected officials Hudson County, if your constituents reach out to you, please have the respect to contact them and hear their concerns. Most of us don’t do it because we are looking to fill our free time. They are issues that we have discussed with our neighbors that need to be worked on together as a community.

  2. Watch out Albio, Ravi is sharpening the knives to stab you in the back.
    He may not want to wait until 2022 afterall

    That deal to step down in 2 years after he gets re-elected Mayor with the plan to pass the baton to ms emily ain’t gonna work too well. He’s got a major financial disaster looming. All he has going for him is lousy opposition

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