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NYC Mayor Endorses NJ House Candidate

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg has made it clear he intends to stay out of the endorsement game when it comes to the presidential election. But in some tough local races the mayor is jumping into the fray.

Yesterday he endorsed Dennis Shulman, the blind psychologist and rabbi from northern New Jersey who's running against incumbent Congressman Scott Garrett. Bloomberg says he wants to support candidates he sees as rising above partisan politics.

BLOOMBERG: Just as with Chris Shays who is a republican, and this case Dennis Shulman is a Democrat, I believe we need people on both sides of the aisle to come to the rescue of his country. In too many things, ideology has gotten in the way.

REPORTER: The mayor says he decided to weigh in on New Jersey's Fifth Congressional district race because of incumbent Scott Garrett's opposition to gun control measures.

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