Leading N.J. pro-life group endorses five GOP congressional candidates

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Right to Life (NJRTL), New Jersey’s leading pro-life organization, released endorsements for five house candidates in Tuesday’s midterm elections on Sunday evening. The group also endorsed a handful of candidates running for state and local offices across the Garden State.

“I am so honored to receive this endorsement,” said Rich Pezzullo, the NJRTL endorsed candidate in NJ-06 challenging incumbent Democrat Frank Pallone. “I’ve been involved in the pro-life cause for many years, and I am looking forward to supporting the lives of the unborn as well as the welfare of mothers in crisis pregnancies and abortion survivors when I get to Washington.”

NJRTL passed on the U.S. Senate race in light of both major party candidates declaring themselves pro-choice.

Here’s the list:


Chris Smith

U.S. House of Representatives

Paul Dilks (R) – 1st Congressional District (Recommend)

*Tom MacArthur (R) – 3rd Congressional District (Endorsed)

*Chris Smith (R) – 4th Congressional District (Endorsed)

Richard Pezzullo (R) – 6th Congressional District (Endorsed)

Jay Webber (R ) – 11th Congressional District – (Endorsed)

State Office

Clenard Childress (Independent candidate) for State Assembly – 34th Legislative District

The 34th Legislative District includes the following towns in Essex County: East Orange, Montclair, Orange and one town in Passaic County:  Clifton.)

Local Office

John Krickus (R) for Morris County Freeholder

Dawn Fantasia (R) for Sussex County Freeholder

Joshua Hertzberg (R) for Sussex County Freeholder

*Gary Chiusano (R) for Sussex County Surrogate