Toto, Zarych drop out of race for LoBiondo seat
The bandwagon of Democratic leaders supporting Atlantic County Chairman Michael Suleiman for re-election grew bigger on Monday with the endorsements of Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo and John Armato. Suleiman seems like a lock for another term. "The last two years we've seen record turnout at our convention, thanks in no small part to the effort of County Chairman Michael Suleiman along with Vice Chairwoman Mary Slomine," Mazzeo and Armato said in a Facebook post.
The Atlantic County Democratic Committee has filed criminal charges against the new Mayor of Atlantic City, Democrat Frank Gilliam, Jr., according to a report by South Jersey radio personality Harry Hurley. The issue is a $10,000 check written by the county Democratic organization to the Atlantic City Democrats that Gilliam endorsed and deposited in his own campaign account. Gilliam defeated Mayor Don Guardian last year with 58% of the vote.
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Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include additional endorsements received by Suleiman. Atlantic County Democratic Chairman Michael Suleiman says he will seek re-election to his party post in June will run with the backing of most of the county’s Democratic elected officials. Democratic municipal chairs in Absecon, Brigantine, Buena Vista Township, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway, Hamilton, Hammonton, Margate, Mullica, Northfield and Pleasantville have endorsed Suleiman.
Atlantic County Democrats are considering an all-women freeholder ticket when they meet on Sunday to endorse candidates to run on the organization line, Control of the freeholder board is at stake this year. Republicans have a 6-3 majority and all three seats up in November are Republican. Democrats still face an uphill battle, since the At-Large seat is occupied by a popular incumbent and the two district freeholder seats were
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The end of an era in Atlantic County politics
Atlantic County is one of the few places in New Jersey where elections are still competitive, and one of three counties where control of the Board of Freeholders is at stake this year. Republicans have a 6-3 majority on the Freeholder Board but will need to defend half of their seats this fall. The problem for Democrats is that the Freeholder-At-Large is one of Atlantic County’s top vote-getters, Freeholder Chairman