US Reps. Pallone, Norcross, Pascrell & Payne Endorse Tammy Murphy For U.S. Senate

Red Bank, NJ – Today, Representative Frank Pallone (D-06), Rep. Donald Norcross (D-01), Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-09) and Rep. Donald Payne (D-10) endorsed Tammy Murphy’s campaign for the United States Senate.

“I could not be more thrilled to receive the endorsements of Congressmen Pallone, Norcross, Pascrell and Payne,” Tammy Murphy said. “We are building a broad coalition, one that represents everyone in our state. These outstanding elected officials have spent years fighting for working families in our state and standing up for New Jersey values in Washington. Together, we’ll deliver real change and ensure New Jersey has the strong federal delegation it needs to fight for affordability, strengthen our economy, protect a woman’s right to choose, and work towards real gun safety.”  

“As First Lady of New Jersey, Tammy has proven herself to be a tireless advocate for all New Jerseyans and will undoubtedly be an effective voice for our state and nation in the United States Senate,” said Rep. Frank Pallone. “Her advocacy on behalf of women and all New Jerseyans has been instrumental to our progress. She has done incredible work on maternal mortality, climate change education and so much more. It is time for New Jersey to have a woman’s voice represent our state in the Senate and there is no one better than Tammy to fill that void. I look forward to having her as a partner in Congress as we work to tackle the major issues facing our state.”

“I am proud to endorse Tammy Murphy to be the next United States Senator from New Jersey.  Her accomplishments, her priorities, her commitment to our nation’s future make her the best candidate to serve New Jersey,” said Rep. Donald Norcross. “From her first days as New Jersey’s First Lady, I have worked closely with Tammy to expand access to  affordable, quality childcare and healthcare, especially improving maternal health outcomes. Her work reducing infant mortality for communities of color should be a national model.  At a time when access to women’s life-saving healthcare is under constant attack, Tammy is a much needed leader to protect women’s rights in New Jersey and across the country.”

Norcross continued: “Tammy is also one of the strongest advocates for working people in New Jersey. She has been a champion of a clean energy future that includes good paying jobs for New Jersey’s working families, for higher wages and better working conditions. For these reasons and more I am proud to endorse Tammy Murphy for US Senate from New Jersey.”

“Tammy Murphy will be our state’s first woman United States Senator and not a moment too soon,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. “Amid unprecedented attacks on women’s health and freedom, Tammy Murphy will be a powerful voice for our state in the face of dangerous extremism.  And on the challenge of our time, the preservation of American democracy, Tammy Murphy will fight to protect democratic rights that stand precariously at a cliff.  Now is the time for resolute leaders ready for the challenges ahead.  Tammy Murphy will be an outstanding Senator and I look forward to working beside her in 2025 on behalf of all North Jerseyans.”

“As First Lady, Tammy Murphy sought to correct the shameful injustice of New Jersey’s record on maternal and infant mortality. She put her sights on the problem, sunk her teeth into real solutions, and built coalitions in communities up and down our state to support her goals,” said Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. “And after just a few years, her efforts took New Jersey from 49th in the country, all the way to 27th. We still have a long way to go, but that is the kind of real results the First Lady can deliver. She is tough, effective, smart, and empathetic. She has always put the community first, and that is why I am proud to endorse her for the United States Senate.”

In the Senate, Murphy will work to lower the cost of living for New Jersey families, including lowering taxes for working families and driving down health care costs. Murphy has vowed to be a leader in protecting abortion rights, ending the gun violence epidemic, and defending our democracy from extreme Republicans.

Since announcing last Wednesday, Tammy Murphy has earned endorsements from across New Jersey, including Rev. Ronald Slaughter, veteran civil rights leader Reva Foster, and the Democratic County Organizations of Hudson, Middlesex, Somerset, Essex, Bergen, Passaic and Camden counties.