Scutari elected Union County Democratic Chairman

Nicholas Scutari is the new Union County Democratic Chairman.  He defeated Collen Mahr by a 412 to 341 vote in a special election tonight to fill the unexpired term of Jerry Green. Mahr, the Mayor of Fanwood, became acting county chair following Green’s resignation. She will now return to the vice chairmanship.  She had the […]

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Robinson set to endorse Malinowski

Tom Malinowski is the favorite to win the Democratic organization line in Morris County, and is expected to receive the personal endorsement of Democratic County Chairman Chip Robinson in the next few days.  Sources say that a recent private meeting of Democratic municipal chairs — eight of the eleven local chairs in the 7th district […]

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Union County 7th district meeting postponed

The thirteen municipal chairs from the Union County portion of the seventh congressional district were scheduled to meet on Thursday, but that meeting has been cancelled, sources say. Colleen Mahr, the acting county chair who faces her own special election next week, has reportedly been anxious to award the Union County organization line this week.  […]

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Salmon makes 12-hour pre-convention swing through Warren

This is about as grass roots as you can get in an internal party contest: congressional candidate Scott Salmon is on a twelve-hour swing through Warren County in a final push for votes before tomorrow’s Warren County Democratic convention. Salmon, a 27-year-old attorney from Scotch Plains, is one of six Democrats seeking the Warren organization […]

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Scutari has cover to back Malinowski

Democratic insiders say that Lisa Mandelblatt’s endorsement of rival Tom Malinowski  gives State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden) some cover to push the Union organization line away from Linda Weber if he wins the special election for county chairman later this month. There had been some pressure on Democrats to back a woman challenger to Rep. […]

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Weber slams Lance on Bucco secret settlement

Democratic congressional candidate Linda Weber is calling on Rep. Leonard Lance to make public the settlement terms of a sexual harassment lawsuit against a colleague that he approved in 2004 while serving as minority leader of the New Jersey Senate. A former legislative aide alleged that her job on the staff of State Sen. Anthony […]

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The two Web(b)ers

What happens if Jay Webber is the Republican candidate for Congress in the 11th district, and Democrats nominate Linda Weber as their congressional candidate in the adjoining 7th district?  That will be an interesting challenge for candidates, political parties and political action committees in competitive general election contests that could help determine control of the […]

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Torricelli votes for Pringle

Former U.S. Senator Bob Torricelli, a member of the Hunterdon County Democratic Committee, says he voted for David Pringle for Congress this morning. “I always support the strongest environment candidate,” Torricelli said. Pringle is a longtime environmental activist and heads the New Jersey Environmental Federation and Clean Water New Jersey. Tom Malinowski, a former Assistant […]

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Malinowski wins Hunterdon convention

Tom Malinowski has won the Hunterdon County Democratic line for U.S. Congress in New Jersey’s seventh district.  He defeated banker Linda Weber by a vote of 96-42, with 25 votes combined for the other candidates at the Democratic convention in Frenchtown this morning. This is the first organizational win for Malinowski, a former Assistant U.S. […]

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Hunterdon Dems voting for a Lance opponent

Seven Democratic congressional candidates are in Rep. Leonard Lance’s home county this morning in pursuit of the Hunterdon County Democratic organization line at their convention in Frenchtown. The county chair, Arlene Quinones Perez, has personally endorsed Linda Weber for Congress, and this morning is considered a test of her political strength.  Tom Malinowski, a former […]

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Seven Democrats challenge Lance

There is no clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s seventh district, where seven candidates are competing for the chance to take on five-term Republican Leonard Lance. Linda Weber has secured organization lines in Somerset and Essex counties, and she appears to be the favorite in Union County – though the […]

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Huge money raised in Lance race

U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) is in the best cash position of the candidates running in New Jersey’s 7th district.   The five-term incumbent has raised $790,609 and has $607,730 in the bank.   The real news is that the group of Democrats seeking to challenge him have collectively raised nearly $2 million. Lisa Mandelblatt has raised […]

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