MEDFORD, N.J., Oct. 12, 2023 (9:00 a.m. EST) – U.S. Senate candidate for New Jersey Shirley
Maia-Cusick issued the following statement in regards to her future representing New Jerseyans in the
Third Congressional District:

“As an immigrant from Brazil, a country that is no stranger to corruption, I watched in
embarrassment as Bob Menendez stood accused of crimes against his oath to the Constitution
and his constituents in New Jersey.

I believe New Jersey deserves better. Now, Bob Menendez’s days in the Senate are numbered,
and I am proud of the work we did in exposing his misconduct. But he is only the tip of the iceberg
of the political rot in Washington, D.C.

Since launching my campaign, I have met with New Jerseyans across my state who are tired of
the toxic partisanship. Tired of a struggling economy and a broken immigration system. One thing
they always remind me of is that the only thing worse than a fiscal deficit is a leadership deficit.
We need change in Congress and I intend to bring it.

For that reason, I am bringing my fight to the heart of American democracy in the People’s
House: the United States House of Representatives. New Jersey deserves members of Congress
who will restore our faith in America’s institutions, the rule of law, and the American dream. I am
THE anti-corruption candidate in a time when Congress must fulfill its constitutional duty to hold
the powerful accountable.

Join me in my fight to restore the American dream and clean up the Garden State from
entrenched party interests as the next Congresswoman from New Jersey’s Third Congressional

Shirley Maia-Cusick is an immigrant and self-made successful business owner. Since declaring her
candidacy to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate, she has self-funded her campaign and is ready to
fund this race to retake the Third District. Shirley is all in and eager to fight without the baggage of
corrupt partisan interests.

Maia-Cusick is focusing her campaign on anti-corruption and good government in service of the
American people. She will become the first Latina to represent New Jersey in the U.S. House of

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