Union County Democrats are supposed to meet tomorrow to award the organization line in the 7th congressional district and to three freeholder candidates, but that might be delayed a few days. Democratic County Chairman Nicholas Scutari sent out a meeting notice today advising Democratic municipal chairs that that in the event of a weather-related cancellation, the new meeting will be held on Sunday afternoon.
The notice preserves the option for the party to change the date and still meet the notice requirements of the Regular Democratic Organization by-laws.
The race to watch is the one for the chance to run against Rep. Leonard Lance, where Tom Malinowski and Linda Weber have been battling in what has become a two-candidate race for the Union County organization line. The stakes are high for Weber, who has pledged to drop out of the race if she doesn’t have the organization lines in areas that add up to half the Democratic primary vote. Weber has Somerset and Essex, and Malinowski has Hunterdon, Warren and Morris. Malinowski can survive a loss this week, but Weber can’t.
Scutari, elected last month after Jerry Green resigned, is asking municipal chairs to drop Freeholder Mohamed Jalloh and endorse former Roselle Councilwoman Andrea Staten and Kim Palmieri-Mouded of Westfield for the seats currently held by Jalloh and retiring Freeholder Bruce Bergen.
There is no opposition to the re-election of Freeholder Alex Mirabella.