Former congressman and Gov. Jim Florio and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) are among the list of officials rallying behind state Sen. Donald Norcross for Congress.
The two are among a list of public officials circulating who are backing the state senator for the congressional seat. Norcross emerged as a contended for the position just as U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D-1) announced abruptly Tuesday his plans to vacate the seat.
The list was provided by a South Jersey source with direct knowledge of the emerging congressional race.
Others on the list include:
Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer
Senate President Steve Sweeney
Assemblyman Lou Greenwald
Former Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts
Rep. Rob Andrews
Camden County Freeholder Jeff Nash
Camden Mayor Dana Redd
Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn
Former Cherry Hill Mayor Bernie Platt
Vice President of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Frank Spencer
Assemblyman Troy Singleton
Former Assemblywoman Nilsa Cruz-Perez
Washington Township Mayor Barbara Wallace
Burlington County Democratic Chairman Joe Andl
Palmyra Mayor Karen Sheffler
President of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Charles Wowkanech
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