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NJ-2 Democratic candidate forum tonight at 9:15 PM

By NJ Globe Staff, June 28 2020 5:14 pm

The New Jersey Globe will host a forum for candidates running in the Democratic primary for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd district tonight, Sunday, June 28 at 9:15 PM.

All five candidates have been invited to join and so far, three of them – John Francis III, Brigid Callahan Harrison and Robert Turkavage – have accepted.

This is not a debate.  It is a discussion with the candidates seeking to challenge Rep. Jeff Van Drew in a politically competitive district. While many voters have already cast their ballots, a significant number have not.

David Wildstein, the editor of the New Jersey Globe, will moderate the discussion.

The forum will be held on Zoom, and shared on Facebook Live and YouTube.

The coronavirus pandemic has, among many other things, severely limited the ability for voters to see candidates together in one place as they consider who to support in the race.

While many campaigns have found alternative ways of speaking directly to voters online, the ability to watch how candidates interact with their opponents is an important component to helping voters make a choice.  This is especially true in a primary election, where members of your party can use opportunities like this to determine who might be best to take on an incumbent in the general election.

The New Jersey Globe picked the time and invited the candidates on Thursday morning.  They were told that the forum will take place as long as one candidate agreed to participate.

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