The New Jersey Laborers, New Jersey’s 20,000-member affiliate of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), endorsed Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) this morning for re-election in the 11th congressional district.

“Mikie went down to Washington to cut through the partisan politics and deliver for working families of New Jersey, and the bipartisan infrastructure law is just the latest example of her getting the job done,” LiUNA Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager Raymond Pocino said in a statement. “From building construction to heavy and highway construction, every Union Laborer in New Jersey can be assured they have a leader in Mikie fighting for their needs in Congress.”

Though the endorsement is not unexpected, the Laborers are a politically influential union, and their backing means Sherrill may have access to a significant fundraising pool and volunteer network.

Sherrill previously got the Laborers’ endorsement in 2018, when she was a first-time candidate running to flip the congressional seat long held by retiring Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-Harding), and received it again in 2020. This year, she is considered the clear favorite for re-election against former Assistant Passaic County Prosecutor Paul DeGroot.