Somerset County has endorsed Linda Weber for the Democratic congressional nomination to face Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) in the 7th district. This is the first county organization to award a line so far. Former Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Tom Malinowski finished second, but the win was solidly for Weber, a Berkeley Heights banker.
The news here is that Somerset decided to award their line by an executive committee vote and not a convention.
In 2016, Somerset represented 35% of the total votes cast in the Democratic primary, followed by Union (28%), Hunterdon (18%), Morris (12%), Warren (5%) and Essex (2%).
Union County Democrats are expected to hold off on an endorsement until after the special election to replace Jerry Green as Democratic County Chairman.