The New Jersey Democratic State Committee Progressive Caucus voted to endorse Democratic State Chairman John Currie for re-election at a meeting in Red Bank today.
Currie defeated progressive activist Bertin Lefkovic by a 12-2 vote, with two votes in favor of making no endorsement at all. Essex County Democratic Chairman LeRoy Jones received no votes.
Lefkovic entered the race today.
Just sixteen votes were cast, even though more than 50 people were in attendance. Only those who had been to a caucus meeting within the last twelve months were eligible to cast a vote.
Gov. Phil Murphy attended the caucus meeting and made a pitch for Currie.
The endorsement has no binding effect on any state committee votes and was ceremonial only.