Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Garrett, Rival Quickly Line Up Endorsements

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Garrett, Rival Quickly Line Up Endorsements

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With eight months to go before the general election, Rep. Scott Garrett, R-Wantage, and his Democratic challenger are already getting some love from North Jersey's political leaders.

Garrett was unanimously endorsed by a group of Republican municipal leaders whose towns are in both the state's 39th Legislative District and the 5th Congressional District, which Garrett represents, according to the group's spokeswoman, Sue Tovey. Of the 23 Bergen and Passaic county towns in the 39th District, 20 are also in the 5th District.

Garrett's challenger, Josh Gottheimer of Wyckoff, has been endorsed by the Passaic County Democratic Committee, spokesman Keith Furlong said.

The 5th District includes towns in Bergen, Warren and Sussex counties, as well Ringwood and West Milford in Passaic County.

Passaic County Democratic Chairman John Currie said: "Josh will fight hard for the towns of Ringwood, West Milford and all of CD-5 to make sure we have proper funding for our roads and bridges, that we are investing in education and that we bring economic opportunity back to the district to create jobs and grow businesses. …

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