Somerset is the new swing county

The new battleground county in New Jersey may be Somerset, where Democrats are making extraordinary gains in a county that used to be among the most solid Republican areas of New Jersey. After unseating the Republican County Clerk last November and winning two Assembly seats in the once reliably Republican 16th district, Democrats are positioned to mount a competitive campaign in 2018 against two Republican Freeholders. There are now 13,131

Malinowski objects to Somerset vote

Two of the congressional candidates on the losing side of the battle for the Democratic organization line in Somerset County had different takes on the decision to endorse Linda Weber in the race to unseat Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton).    Somerset held an executive committee meeting last night, instead of a convention; one sources said the 200+ crowd exceeded the number of people who might normally attend a convention. Former Assistant

Weber gets line in Somerset

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

Meet Roy Freiman of Hillsborough

As part of a series that introduces newly-elected members of the State Assembly, the Assembly Majority office released a video about Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-Hillsborough).  Freiman is among the top Republican targets for the 2019 mid-term legislative elections. [embedyt][/embedyt]

Freiman to introduce first bill

Freshman Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-Hillsborough), one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the New Jersey Legislature, will introduce his first bill next Monday: a proposed law to ensure homeowners who prepaid property taxes last month because of federal tax law changes will get credit for doing so under their 2017 state income taxes. Freiman’s legislation requires the state to accept advance property tax payments as part of the property tax