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Gov. Phil Murphy campaigns for the Union County Democratic organization line candidates on Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Photo: Union County Democrats.)

Murphy stumps for Cryan, Union County Democratic line

By David Wildstein, May 23 2021 10:16 pm

Hundreds of Democrats gathered at a rally in Elizabeth on Sunday to hear Gov. Phil Murphy push for the re-election of State Sen. Joseph Cryan (D-Union).

“Events like these showcase the tremendous grassroots support that has built the Union County Democratic Party,” said State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden), the Union County Democratic Chairman.  “It’s volunteers and local leaders coming together to get out the vote and have a positive impact on elections from local Boards of Education to Governor.”

Murphy also stumped for Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Elizabeth) and Rev. Reginald Atkins, a former Roselle mayor who is seeking an open Assembly seat.  He endorsed the entire Column A Democratic organization team, including three incumbent county commissioners with primary challenges.

Cryan faces Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D-Roselle) in the Senate primary.  A third Senate candidate, Jason Krychiw, withdrew from the race last month after getting caught making inaccurate claims about a teaching position at Kean University.

“Thanks to leaders like Mayor Bollwage and Union County Chairman Senator Nick Scutari, Union County’s Democratic Party is stronger than ever in Elizabeth and we are going to win on June 8th,” said Elizabeth Democratic Municipal Chairman Tony Teixeira.

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