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Senate President Steve Sweeney won’t say whether he believes State Democratic Chairmanc John Currie should drop his re-election bid.
“That’s his choice,” Sweeney said. “Free elections are allowed, and if John wants to stay and have a vote, there should be a vote.”
A New Jersey Globe tally of Democratic State Committee members’ votes has Essex County Chairman LeRoy Jones leading the incumbent 55-43.
Some Democrats, including State Sen. Joe Cryan and Assemblyman Tom Giblin, both former state chairmen, have suggested Currie should drop his bid or work out a deal to keep the Democratic party from further fracturing.
Currie has not indicated he’ll willingingly cede the seat, though it’s possible he will before a vote is held for the party’s helm.
No such vote has been scheduled, though they usually don’t take place until December.