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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"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

- The Bergen Record

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