In less than ten days, we will be going to the polls to decide who we want to represent us in Congress; a candidate who just recently moved into our community, or a public servant who has served us in the State Legislature and as a small business owner who’s created jobs.
I have known Assemblyman Jay Webber, the Republican candidate for Congress here in the 11th Congressional District, for years. I know Webber has always voted for policies that benefit our interests. Whether it was opposing the 23-cent per gallon gas tax hike or sponsoring legislation to reduce taxes, Jay has always put taxpayers first. He has also supported federal tax reform that has lowered tax rates on families and businesses right here in New Jersey and across the nation. By contrast, Democrat Mikie Sherrill has opposed tax relief and would be a vote to increase our taxes to feed a federal bureaucracy that has become excessively large and inefficient.
As a veteran of the United States Army, I took an oath to uphold the Constitution and everything it stands for. I know that Assemblyman Webber will take his oath of office seriously, as he’s already done in the State Legislature. The oath to defend the United States Constitution is a pledge to uphold every amendment. Naturally, I was concerned when I heard Ms. Sherrill speak about her openness to undermining the second amendment rights of law-abiding citizens during one of the debates in this campaign. Let me be clear: I thank Mikie Sherrill for her years of service to our nation in uniform. But on the second amendment, her views are out of touch with millions of Americans, including people here in the 11th Congressional District.
Lastly, I trust Jay Webber to take on cronyism and corruption in Washington D.C. because he’s never been afraid to stand up to leaders in either party when he felt it was right. Mikie Sherrill, by contrast, refuses to denounce Senator Bob Menendez, who was admonished by Republicans and Democrats for violating U.S. Senate ethics rules. Equally troubling is when a surrogate for Ms. Sherrill alluded to Assemblyman Webber’s minor children while attempting to smear him earlier this summer. Since when is it okay to bring a candidate’s family into the political fray?
I believe that Mikie Sherrill only moved to our district to run for Congress. If she truly cared about the state of affairs in America, she could have sought the support of her neighbors in a bid for Congress in her own district. It was her hope that no one would notice that she moved into our district since Democrats needed a candidate to run here. Well, voters, I did notice, and I am disappointed in her efforts to mislead us all on issues ranging from federal tax reform to Jay Webber’s record in Trenton. On Tuesday, November 6, I urge you and everyone you know to join me in supporting Jay Webber for Congress. He’s represented New Jersey’s 26th Legislative District well in Trenton, and I know he has the leadership skills and character to be a great Congressman.