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Assemblyman Thomas Giblin (D-Montclair)

Giblin opposes open presidential primary

Assemblyman sees nothing wrong with county organizations picking candidates

By Nikita Biryukov, March 05 2020 4:26 pm

Assemblyman Tom Giblin isn’t supporting an open presidential primary in New Jersey.

“Other states already had their primaries and didn’t have that provision, so I don’t see anything wrong if there’s county organizations that want to back certain candidates,” he said. “That’s worked well in the past, and I’m in favor of that as a former party chair, statewide and county.”

Giblin chaired the New Jersey Democratic State Committee at the turn of the century and was Essex County Democratic chairman for a decade.

Separately, he said he supports organizational lines.

Some progressives have called for the abolition of party lines, claiming they stymie primary challenges.

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