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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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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Some suggest age is a factor for Petillo

The potential candidacy of Sussex County Freeholder Sylvia Petillo for Congress in the 11th district is sparking an interesting conversation among some Republican insiders: is her age – 67 – a disqualifying factor in considering her potential candidacy. Petillo spoke recently with the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), a conversation that reportedly focused on her […]

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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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Salmon endorsed by Westfield civic leader

Democratic congressional candidate Scott Salmon has added the endorsement of Donnell Carr, the former president of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Westfield. Salmon is competing in a large field of candidates for the chance to take on Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) in the fall. “Scott has earned my support because he’s focused […]

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Union Dem chairs say they haven’t settled on Lance opponent

Seven Democratic municipal chairs from Union County are denying speculation that they have settled on an organization candidate for Congress in the 7th district – a story that falls somewhere between accurate and false. The chairs – George Devanney of Berkeley Heights, Peter Corvelli of Kenilworth, John Del Sordi of Scotch Plains, Margaret McManus of […]

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Salmon pledges road repairs

Democratic congressional candidate Scott Salmon says he will push the federal government to make a huge investment in infrastructure upgrades if he beats Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) in the 7th district this fall. “I’m passionate about upgrading our infrastructure because it’s a perfect example of how politics can improve our everyday life,” Salmon said in […]

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Mandelblatt backs Gottheimer plan

Democratic congressional candidate Lisa Mandelblatt is signing on to Rep. Josh Gottheimer’s property tax deduction plan. Gottheimer (D-Bergen) wants to permit donations of an amount equal to a family’s property taxes to a locally-run charitable trust, which could then be deducted from their federal tax return as a charitable contribution. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called […]

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