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Tittel Sticks up for Zwicker in LD16 LCV Scrap

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NJ Sierra Club boss Jeff Tittel backed the incumbent LD16 team in their collision today with the League of Conservation Voters.

“We don’t agree with [Assemblyman Andrew] Zwicker on everything,” Tittel told InsiderNJ. “But overall, his work on the environment is excellent. He’s the leading voice in the legislature on climate change. We gave him an award last year.

“We frankly backed [Zwicker running mate Assemblyman Roy] Freiman when he first ran on the strength of Zwicker’s environmental advocacy,” Tittel added. “we didn’t know Roy coming into the legislature, but we knew his running mate. Look, we didn’t love [the Zwicker-sponsored] Dark Money Bill. We wanted to see it amended. But when we consider the overall work he’s done for the environment, he has the strong support of our members.”

In the aftermath of Zwicker’s rebuke of the League following yesterday’s organizational diss of the battleground Democrat – a Princeton plasma physicist – Freiman declined the League of Conservation Voters’ endorsement of his candidacy.

“By failing to endorse my running mate Andrew Zwicker, LCV acted in a vindictive manner when they were unable to persuade him to abandon his principles on Dark Money, even though he has an impeccable environmental record,” said the assemblyman from Hillsborough.

“I stand with my running mate,” Freiman added.

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