Hugh Sinclair’s world, the search for Big Blue, and Nancy Pelosi

Hugh Sinclair continues to live in interesting times.  The Garwood Democratic Municipal Chairman backed Fanwood mayor Colleen Mahr for Union County Democratic Chair in a February special election that was won by Nicholas Scutari.  In March, he was the deciding vote in the contest to award the Union County line to Tom Malinowski for Congress.  Malinowski and Linda Webber each had six commitments before the vote; Sinclair, the lone undecided

Progressive group backs Jacob for Congress

Progressive Democrats of America, a grassroots group formed out of the Howard Dean and Dennis Kucinich campaigns, has endorsed Peter Jacob for Congress in New Jersey’s 7th district. “It is truly an honor to receive the endorsement of Progressive Democrats of America, an organization that has been working hard since 2004 to transform our party and our nation according to principles of accountability, human dignity, peace, justice, and ecological stewardship,”

Mandelblatt drops out, backs Malinowski

Lisa Mandelblatt, who has raised the most cash in her bid for the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Jersey's 7th district, withdrew from the race today and endorsed Tom Malinowski for the chance to take on Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) in November. “It is time to put changing our country over my own candidacy and do what is best for our shared goal in November,” Mandelblatt said. “I want

Some Hunterdon Dems want party to unite behind Malinowski

A group of 22 Democratic officials from Leonard Lance's home county of Hunterdon has written to party leaders in Warren Union and Morris with a call to unite the party behind Tom Malinowski for the Democratic congressional nomination.  Malinowski, a former Assistant U.S. Secretary of State under President Obama, won the Hunterdon Democratic convention three days ago by a wide margin. Among the signers were Clinton Mayor Janice Kovach, Democratic State

Huge money raised in Lance race

U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) is in the best cash position of the candidates running in New Jersey’s 7th district.   The five-term incumbent has raised $790,609 and has $607,730 in the bank.   The real news is that the group of Democrats seeking to challenge him have collectively raised nearly $2 million. Lisa Mandelblatt has raised the most: $659,023. She’s self-funded almost half of that, not that New Jerseyans have a