NEW JERSEY STATE AFL-CIO:
2014 Endorsed Candidates

* Incumbent

+Labor Candidate

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United States Senate

Senator
Cory Booker (D)*

Booker has been a leading voice in the fight to raise the minimum wage. He co-sponsored the Minimum Wage Fairness Act, which would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.

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United States House of Representatives

District 1
Donald Norcross (D)+

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Norcross has voted for a fairer tax code, fighting to make sure corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share so we may fund the critical investments New Jerseyans want and need.

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District 2
Frank LoBiondo (R)*

Each weekend Frank LoBiondo can be seen at community events across South Jersey. From charity runs on the boardwalk to church BBQs to fire halls, Frank remains as available and accessible now as the day he first ran for the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders. His first and foremost focus on constituent services has been evident throughout his time at the state and federal levels.

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District 3
Aimee Belgard (D)

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“As the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, I will work to ensure that we fulfill the promises we’ve made to our veterans, making certain that they receive quality health care—including mental health care—job training and placement when they come home.”

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District 4
Christopher Smith (R)*

First elected to Congress at the age of 27, Chris Smith has earned the reputation of a courageous advocate for the people, the go-to-guy, and a “bulldog” for his tenacity in seeing a cause through. He is a trusted leader providing more than 30 years of indefatigable service to the residents of New Jersey’s Fourth Congressional District.

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District 5
Roy Cho (D)

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Cho believes we should close loopholes that allow large, profitable corporations to avoid paying taxes.

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District 6
Frank Pallone, Jr. (D)*

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. has a 95% lifetime pro-labor voting record.

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Pallone stood up to House Republicans who refused to bring Superstorm Sandy relief legislation to a vote, bringing critical recovery aid to help the region’s communities recover and rebuild.

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District 7
Janice Kovach (D)

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Kovach strongly believes corporations must pay their fair share in taxes—just like residents of the 7th Congressional District. She’s tired of corporations offshoring their profits to avoid taxes, creating artificial deficits here at home.

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District 8
Albio Sires (D)*

Congressman Albio Sires has a 97% lifetime pro-labor voting record.

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Sires stood up to House Republicans who refused to bring Superstorm Sandy relief legislation to a vote, bringing critical recovery aid to help the region’s communities recover and rebuild.

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District 9
Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D)*

Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. has a 99% lifetime pro-labor voting record.

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Investing in Our Future. Bill Pascrell knows we all benefit when we put people to work upgrading our nation's roads, bridges and transportation systems.  That's why he voted against harmful infrastructure cuts.  

 

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District 10
Donald Payne, Jr. (D)*

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Payne knows we all benefit when we put people to work upgrading our nation’s roads, bridges and transportation systems. That’s why he voted against harmful infrastructure cuts.

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District 11
Mark Dunec (D)

I make my living as a professional problem solver working in a global management consulting firm.  In my line of work we value results, which is exactly what I will bring to Washington. In the business world, budget deficits are unthinkable and fiscal cliffs are unacceptable.

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District 12
Bonnie Watson Coleman (D)

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Watson Coleman believes everyone deserves the opportunity to earn a living wage. That’s why she has fought for bold initiatives like raising the minimum wage and tying future increases to the cost of living.

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