Sherrill Relishes Contrast Contest with Becchi

In the aftermath of two mass shootings this weekend in Texas and Ohio, U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill renewed her call for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring common sense gun safety legislation passed in the House up for a floor vote.

It looks like Mikie Sherrill is ready for a campaign.

Shortly after Rosemary Becchi crystallized as the Republican congressional candidate in the 11th District, the Sherrill camp sent out a statement.

“We look forward to contrasting Mikie’s lifetime of service in the Navy, as a federal prosecutor and as a member of Congress fighting for New Jersey taxpayers to Rosemary’s record as a corporate lobbyist, Rosemary has spent her career helping corporate special interests push more of the tax burden onto New Jersey taxpayers. New Jersey deserves a congresswoman who fights for our country and our families – not a corporate lobbyist who works on behalf of special interest groups.”

Becchi, whose specialty is tax policy, announced her intent to run in CD-11 over last weekend. In an inaugural statement on Tuesday, she criticized Sherrill for supporting impeachment and other liberal issues that she said would hurt a district that covers parts of four counties – Essex, Morris, Passaic and Sussex.

Long a GOP stronghold, redistricting after the 2010 census and demographic changes have made CD-11 much more competitive. The latest registration figures show that Republicans outnumber Democrats by about 1,500 voters. Two years ago, the GOP advantage was about 10,000.

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  • Babu_Rudeboy

    The demographic in NJ-11 skews bluer by the day.

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