LD-34: Sen. Bill Bradley endorses Mark Alexander

It won't be a surprise, given their long history, but former U.S. senator Bill Bradley is endorsing Mark Alexander in his primary race to unseat incumbent Nia Gill. Bradley:

From his time as a college intern in my Senate office, to his work as Policy Director on my 2000 presidential campaign, Mark has been a thoughtful, energized, and articulate champion of Democratic causes and progressive policies. I am endorsing his campaign in the 34th District Democratic primary because he is the type of leader we need in the New Jersey State Senate. He will advocate for working class families with a passion and energy that is desperately needed right now. On June 4th, I am encouraging Democrats in Clifton, East Orange, Montclair, and Orange to vote Mark Alexander for the New Jersey State Senate.

Bradley is a touchstone for the Democratic wing of NJ's Democratic party who as senator led legislative initiatives to reform campaign finance regulations, expand the Earned Income Tax Credit, and overhaul the federal tax code. Before then, he was 3-time basketball All-American at Princeton, an Olympic gold medalist, Rhodes scholar and a New York Knick for 10 years.

Alexander claims a 3-1 fundraising advantage over Sen. Gill, raising about $150,000 thus far.  

In addition to his early work with Bradley, Alexander became a key player in Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, as National Policy Director and New Jersey State Director. Alexander also served as General Counsel to Cory Booker in 2006, and as an aide to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. He is a professor at Seton Hall University School of Law.

Both Alexander and Sen. Gill live in Montclair.  

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