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.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.