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Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka Endorses Rob Menendez for Congress

NEWARK – Today, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka endorsed Rob Menendez’s campaign for Congress in the 8th Congressional District of New Jersey. The district includes sections of Newark’s North and East Wards.

“Newark is a city of working families, and Rob has made strengthening families the core of his campaign,” said Mayor Ras J. Baraka. “With Rob as one of our two Members of Congress, Newark will be well-represented in Washington, D.C. In Congress, Rob will ensure that Newark benefits from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and he will support Democratic efforts to expand child care, invest in affordable housing, and other legislation that is critical to our city’s success. I look forward to working with Rob on ensuring that Newark’s renaissance continues for years to come.”

“Mayor Baraka has been a transformative leader for the City of Newark and I am honored to receive his endorsement,” said Rob Menendez. “Our campaign is one that centers on the needs of families in our district, and the people of Newark stand to gain much from the legislation that I will support in Congress. Whether it is expanding the Affordable Care Act or extending the Child Tax Credit so families continue to receive $300 to invest in their children, I will always pursue an agenda that provides real and tangible results for the residents of our district, including those in Newark.”

Ras J. Baraka has served as Mayor of Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, since 2014. Under his Administration, Newark has experienced a historic economic resurgence. He was recently re-elected to a third term in office by the city’s largest margin of victory since 1954.