Dr. Alieta Eck has not generated as much early press as Steve Lonegan as the two Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls scramble to obtain signatures in advance of Monday's deadline for petitions toward a special U.S. Senate election.
But Franklin Township Mayor Brian Levine, state Senate candidate in the 17th Legislative District, did his best to change that this evening when he issued an endorsement of the medical doctor running on a platform that includes the repeal of Obamacare.
There is some history here and some context.
"Over the years, I have known Dr. Alieta Eck to be a caring and community minded physician," Levine said in a statement. "More importantly, she is a caring and thoughtful person who is concerned for the well-being of people.
"Dr. Eck will be a beacon as she serves her constituents with their needs in mind, while bringing intelligence and common sense to our hapless federal budget," the mayor added. "I heartily endorse Dr. Alieta Eck to be New Jersey's next United States Senator." Doctor Alieta Eck has been a practicing physician in Piscataway, New Jersey for over 30 years along with her husband, John. Ten years ago, she founded the Zarephath Health Center to provide healthcare for the poor and uninsured without taking money from taxpayers."
Levine ran for governor in 2009 in the Republican Primary, and it was Lonegan's challenge to his petition signatures that resulted in the state bumping Levine off the ballot.
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"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop- PolitickerNJ.com
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