The front runner for the Democratic nomination for Congress is skipping a candidate’s forum sponsored by three grass-roots progressive groups.
Event organizers say that State Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D-Dennis) declined an invitation to attend.
Three Democrats — Tanzie Youngblood, Sean Thom and William Cunningham – will be participating in the forum, at 2PM Sunday at Stockton University.
The South Jersey Women for Progressive Change will endorse a candidate to replace retiring twelve-term Republican Rep. Frank LoBiondo. Van Drew, who is a right of center Democrat, probably was looking to avoid a loss in a grass roots vote.
The other sponsors are Together New Jersey (ATNJ) and the Richard Stockton College Democrats.