Pringle drops out of 7th district race

Environmental activist David Pringle is expected to drop his bid for the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Jersey's 7th district. Pringle had failed to gain any traction in his race to challenge Rep. Leonard Lance, although he did get the vote of former U.S. Senator Bob Torricelli at the Hunterdon County Democratic convention. The clear front-runner for the nomination is former Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Tom Malinowski, who

Weber confirms end to House bid

Linda Weber formally ended her campaign for Congress in the 7th district today, but has not endorsed any of the remaining four candidates in the Democratic primary to challenge Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton). The New Jersey Globe reported last night that Weber would withdraw from the race after losing the endorsement of the Union County Democratic organization in a narrow 7-6 vote on Sunday. Weber had pledged to not continue

Pringle slams insider endorsement process

Democratic congressional candidate David Pringle attacked Union County Democrats for an unfair process in endorsing a candidate to challenge Leonard Lance. “The only thing the Union County Democrats succeeded in doing today is making it harder for the party to come together,” said Pringle.  “In the 7th CD once the primary is over whoever wins. Even today they changed their rules and didn’t disclose it. Democrats should’ve learned by now

Jois calls bullshit on Lance position

Democratic congressional candidate Goutam Jois says that Rep. Leonard Lance’s new position on gun violence is bullshit. “After the school massacre in Parkland, Leonard Lance jumped on the gun safety bandwagon and said the CDC should study gun violence -- except he had repeatedly voted to block bills to allow that research and refused to co-sponsor legislation in his own subcommittee that would do exactly that,” Jois said in an

Weber tells Lance to address gun issue

Democratic congressional candidate Linda Weber is calling on Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) to denounce the National Rifle Association and join with Democrats “on any of the many pierces of stalled legislation aimed at saving lives from gun violence.” “My heart breaks for the families of the 17 victims as well as the survivors who will forever be traumatized by this horrific tragedy. I cannot begin to fathom the immense pain

Salmon drops bid for Congress, endorses Malinowski

Scott Salmon, who impressed Democratic officials with his hard work, fundraising skills, and command of issues, has dropped out of the 7th district congressional race and endorsed Tom Malinowski. “Tom and I agree on every major issue, and I have spent enough time with him to know that he will never abandon his values, even when times are tough,” Salmon said.  “At a time when it is easy to be

Robinson set to endorse Malinowski

Tom Malinowski is the favorite to win the Democratic organization line in Morris County, and is expected to receive the personal endorsement of Democratic County Chairman Chip Robinson in the next few days.  Sources say that a recent private meeting of Democratic municipal chairs -- eight of the eleven local chairs in the 7th district are women -- resulted in a consensus that Morris would go with Malinowski, a former