Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Abate makes it Official

Camille Abate did in fact announce that she had filed a statement of candidacy at her event last evening. From her press release:
With her candidacy, Ms. Abate will try to become the first woman representative in New Jersey since Marge Roukema held the 5th Congressional District seat ten years ago. Women in New Jersey are vastly underrepresented in both the United States Congress and in the New Jersey State Legislature. New Jersey ranks 35th among the 50 states for women’s representation at the state legislative level, with 19.2 percent. There are no female representatives from New Jersey on the federal level.

As pointed out earlier, she and 2006 Democratic challenger Paul Aronsohn are virtually tied with cash on hand. Ms. Abate was joined at her event by Ed Selby, who is taking on Steve Oroho for the State Senate seek being vacated by Robert Littell in the 24th District.

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