Somerset Democrats pick freeholder candidates

Somerset County Democrat have nominated Franklin Councilwoman Shanel Robinson and Bernardsville school board member Sara Sooy as their candidates for freeholder. They will face Republican incumbents Mark Caliguire and Patrick Scaglione. Robinson, a U.S. Air Force veteran, ran last year and came within 1,489 votes of winning a freeholder seat. Sooy is the daughter of Bernardsville Mayor Kevin Sooy, who switched his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat last week.

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