House Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (above) donated $7,000 total from his campaign fund and PAC earlier this month to Rep. Bill Pascrell in his primary battle against Rep. Steven Rothman.
So far, the two campaigns are taking the battle lines being drawn within the party in stride.
“Congressman Pascrell appreciates all the support he’s received from his colleagues in Congress in his primary fight, including the support of so many Democratic leaders. He’s very proud of the relationships he’s built with so many of his colleagues as they work together on behalf of middle-class taxpayers across the country in the fight against tea party extremists,” Pascrell spokesman Sean Darcy said Wednesday.
Likewise, Rothman spokesman Paul Swibinski said, “We welcome their support and thank them for their contribution.”
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.