Salmon drops bid for Congress, endorses Malinowski

Scott Salmon, who impressed Democratic officials with his hard work, fundraising skills, and command of issues, has dropped out of the 7th district congressional race and endorsed Tom Malinowski. “Tom and I agree on every major issue, and I have spent enough time with him to know that he will never abandon his values, even […]

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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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Warren Democrats vote this morning

Warren County Democrats will meet this morning to endorse a candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s 7th district. The winner of the convention will get the Warren organization line in the June primary, which features six contenders seeking the chance to take on Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) in November. Tom Malinowski, a former Obama state […]

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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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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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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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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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Ex-prosecutor endorses Weber

Linda Weber has picked up two new local backers in her bid for the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton). Former Union County Prosecutor Ted Romankow and former Summit Councilman Richard Sun announced today that they are supporting Weber in her bid in New Jersey’s seventh district. “Leonard Lance continues to prioritize political […]

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