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Attendees at the Mock Democratic Caucus in Woodbridge on January 31, 2020. Photo courtesy of Facebook.

Warren wins mock NJ caucus; Yang beats out Biden for 2nd place

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By David Wildstein, February 01 2020 3:55 pm

Elizabeth Warren won a mock caucus of New Jersey Democrats on Friday evening, with Andrew Yang grabbing second place ahead of Joe Biden in the non-binding vote.

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg finished fourth.

More than 200 Democrats participated in the event, which was sponsored by Passaic County freeholder John Bartlett and grassroots Democratic groups, including NJ 11th for Change, BlueWave NJ, New Jersey Young Democrats, and several state party caucuses.

The mock caucus uses the same viability factor as Demcorats use in the Iowa Caucuses, Bartlett told the New Jersey Globe.

Supporters of seven candidates participated in the caucus.

Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders were eliminated after the first round of voting.  Their votes then moved to other candidates.

Sanders’ New Jersey campaign declined to participate, saying they didn’t want to take their volunteers away from making phone calls to help their candidate win next week’s Iowa caucus.

Former Gov. Richard Codey spoke for Biden, Roselle Park councilman Robert Mathieu for Yang, and Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora for Buttigieg.

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