BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - NJ-7 Democratic Congressional candidate, Linda Weber, announced Wednesday that she  suspended her campaign.

In a release from her campaign, it stated, "Although Weber earned the official endorsements of the Somerset and Essex County Democratic Committees, she pledged that she would not continue in the race if she did not secure enough of the Democratic county organization lines to constitute a majority of the Democratic primary vote." 

Weber provided the following statement:

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It's with great sadness that I announce that I am suspending my campaign. I am enormously grateful to my family, friends, and supporters without whom I could not have made it this far. I am also grateful to the Somerset and Essex County Democratic Committees for believing in my campaign and my ability to represent and serve the families of the 7th Congressional District. I also want to express my heartfelt gratitude to my exceptional campaign team for the long hours, unwavering commitment, and unshakeable loyalty. I am proud of the grassroots campaign that we built and the new voices that we brought into the process. Although I am suspending my campaign, I will continue standing up for progressive values and causes. I will continue fighting for gun safety, stronger environmental protections, a woman’s right to choose, equal access to economic opportunity, criminal justice reform, LGBTQ rights, public education, and so much more. Additionally, I will continue to work hard to help flip the 7th District and to elect more Democrats, and in particular, more women.

Weber, who launched her campaign on Mother’s Day on MSNBC, is most known for having built some of the nation’s first online banking applications. Currently, she is the Senior Vice President of IDB Bank. She is also a mother of two sons and resides in Berkeley Heights with her husband of 31 years, Mark Weber, an educator in the Warren Township Public Schools.