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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Malinowski gets key Dem fundraising support

Democratic congressional candidate Tom Malinowski is getting a boost from prominent fundraisers out of  the Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Senator Cory Booker networks.  The new finance committee includes Orin Kramer, Victor Herlinsky, Michael Blumenthal, Barbara Coe, Carol Golden, Bill Knox and Robert Reymar. “Our campaign is committed to bringing CD7 the most […]

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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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Ex-Candidate will return warchest

The top fundraiser in the race for the Democratic congressional nomination in the 7th district says she has offered to return campaign contributions and will donate the rest to charity. Lisa Mandelblatt raised more than $640,000 before dropping out the race last week with more than $440,000 cash-on-hand.  She says she has sent letters to […]

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Robinson endorses Malinowski

Morris County Democratic Chairman Chip Robinson has personally endorsed Tom Malinowski for  the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 7th district.  Malinowski is one of six candidates seeking the chance to challenge Republican incumbent Leonard Lance.  The organization line will be awarded at the party convention on February 27. The full text of Robinson’s […]

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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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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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Malinowski objects to Somerset vote

Two of the congressional candidates on the losing side of the battle for the Democratic organization line in Somerset County had different takes on the decision to endorse Linda Weber in the race to unseat Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton).    Somerset held an executive committee meeting last night, instead of a convention; one sources said the […]

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Lance attacked for “appeasing” Tweet

Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) received a lesson in foreign policy from a former Obama State Department official who wants to run against him. Former Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Tom Malinowski used Twitter to let Lance know that “#ReleaseTheMemo is the #1 hashtag Russian influence operations are promoting today.” He was referring to a Tweet […]

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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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