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Greenwald, Lampitt win in LD6

Incumbents defeat progressive challengers

By Nikita Biryukov, June 04 2019 9:05 pm

Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald and Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt have won re-nomination, defeating South jersey Progressives seeking to stymie South Jersey power broker George Norcross’s hold on the district.

The two incumbents defeated Julian Jordan III and Danie Moss-Velasco.

They’ll face John Papeika and Cynthia Plucinski in the general election.

The district is safely Democratic.

Though Norcross and Gov. Phil Murphy are currently embroiled in a feud over tax incentives meted out by the Economic Development Authority, the two incumbents, both of whom are close Norcross allies, won the governor’s endorsement.

“We are deeply grateful that Democrats in the 6th Legislative District put their trust and confidence in us to lead the democratic ticket,” the incumbents said in a statements. “As progressive champions for the 6th Legislative District we have been on the front lines fighting for working and middle-class families by voting to provide free community college, expanding paid sick leave for working families, and protecting the Affordable Care Act here in New Jersey. While the election is over, our mission to make Camden and Burlington Counties a better places to live and raise a family is not over. Our job now is to come together, set aside our differences and listen to one another – not to debate, but to unite around our shared values and ideals.”

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