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State Sen. Sandra Cunningham. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Cunningham not picking sides in state chair race

Race puts senator between Sweeney, Hudson Democrats

By Nikita Biryukov, December 04 2019 1:50 pm

State Sen. Sandra Cunningham isn’t making any endorsements in the contest for Democratic state chairman.

“I have not supported anyone as of yet,” she said.

Incumbent chairman John Currie faces a challenge from Essex County Chairman LeRoy Jones.

While a New Jersey Globe tally of the race has Jones leading Currie 55-43, Hudson County’s Democratic State Committee members are backing the Passaic County Chairman.

Jones has the backing of all seven South Jersey Democratic chairs.

Cunningham is a close ally of Senate President Steve Sweeney.

Meanwhile, Hudson County Chairwoman Amy DeGise has put her lot in with Gov. Phil Murphy, a close Currie ally.

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