Malinowski gets Essex line

Tom Malinowski won the organization line in Essex County tonight.  In a vote by the Millburn Democrats, Malinowski beat David Pringle by a vote of 14-5, with one vote for Goutam Jois. Malinowski now has the organization lines in five counties.  Somerset, where Linda Weber had the line before withdrawing, should decide this month where they will go.  

Morris can trade with Essex

Speculation that Essex County Republicans will trade their influence over a congressional seat to get an Essex County person in the 26th Assembly seat is a little unrealistic.  If the Essex/Passaic alliance wants to play in the contest for Rodney Frelinghuysen’s seat, then they will – Al Barlas and Peter Murphy play chess, never checkers.  It’s not like they’re a bunch of cats chasing some shiny object. The problem with

Newest legislator takes oath

The newest member of the New Jersey State Assembly, Britnee Timberlake (D-East Orange), was sworn in today to represent the 34th district. A former Essex County Freeholder, Timberlake fills the vacancy created earlier this month when Sheila Oliver resigned to become Lt. Governor. Democrats from Essex County's third freeholder district will meet within the next month to fill Timberlake's freeholder seat. [embedyt][/embedyt]

Weber will get Essex Line

Democratic congressional candidate Linda Weber will have the organization line in Essex County, according to sources familiar with the Essex Democratic organization decision-making process.  Essex could make that announcement as early as today. The Essex portion of New Jersey’s seventh district includes only Millburn and accounted for just 2% of the district’s total primary vote in 2016.  But in a competitive contest to take on Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton), the

Meet Shanique Speight of Newark

Assembly Democrats are continuing to introduce newly-elected members of the State Assembly.  A video released today highlights Shanique Speight (D-Newark), who was elected last November to represent the 29th district -- the state's most Democratic district. [embedyt][/embedyt]

Essex solid for Menendez

Essex County Democrats weighed in heavily for Bob Menendez tonight, with Essex County Democratic Chairman LeRoy Jones, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and Senate President Pro-Tempore Teresa Ruiz endorsing the Senators' re-election campaign. Jones said that Menendez has "the full support of the Essex County Democratic Committee." "Robert Menendez has been an outstanding public servant for his entire career – he has been a leader on all levels of government,