By Matthew Arco | February 4th, 2014 - 2:53pm
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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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"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran

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