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Princeton community leader, the Rev. Robert Moore, today endorsed Bonnie Watson Coleman for the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s 12th Congressional District Primary.

Tonight, Watson Coleman headlines a fundraiser in Princeton as she seeks to keep her main rival in Tuesday election, state Sen. Linda Greenstein (D-14), from intruding onto her home Mercer footprint.

Since 1981, Moore has served as the full-time Executive Director of the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA), a regional organization dedicated to the abolition of nuclear weapons, a peace economy, and a halt to weapons trafficking at home and abroad.  Rev. Moore also serves as part-time Co-Pastor of Christ Congregation in Princeton.

“I saw a clear difference in Bonnie Watson Coleman over Linda Greenstein in the ACLU debate," Moore said. "First, on the problem of mass incarceration, Bonie simply gets it, and understands it.  This is the new Jim Crow and you have to understand that to solve it.  Second, on the issue of the Death Penalty, Bonnie fought to end it and that is the same position I hold on the issue.”

Since 2003, under Rev. More’s leadership, CFPA has increased the number of its chapters five-fold, from four to twenty.

Watson Coleman thanked Moore for his support in Tuesday’s election.

“Rev. Moore is a respected community leader and his support for our campaign is a huge boost,” said Watson Coleman.  “As we come into the final days of the campaign all of the candidates involved have had sufficient opportunity to lay out their platforms and explain to voters why they think they would be the best candidate to try and pick up where Rep. Rush Holt is leaving off.  We have received a tremendous amount of grassroots support from across the country and within communities throughout the entirety of the 12thCongressional District.  We are looking forward to the final push towards Tuesday’s election, and Rev. Moore’s endorsement today provides an additional lift for the campaign as we continue to spread our message in the coming days.”

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"Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Hudson County Democrat, is balking. He claimed Tuesday that members of his caucus are divided over the measure and that his house is in no real rush – besides, even if enacted this year, the reforms would not take effect until 2017, he said. And with the growing belief that Christie could skip town to run for president, some Democrats are not eager to give him another talking point for his résumé. Christie’s plans to stump for Republican candidates in New Hampshire later Thursday only fuel that suspicion." - columnist Charles Stile

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