Archive for the ‘elections’ Category

UCDEM (12): Final

When Democrats in Union County get together to choose who will be on a ballot the general sentiment might run towards:
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Which is why potential candidates running on a platform of cutting taxes and spending have a hard time getting a hearing since they are trying to convince Committee members who may feel personally threatened. In Union County that comes to 36% of the candidates in the next election for Committee seats who are on the Regular Democrat line and have a government job or pension or are married to someone with a government job.

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UCDEM (11): Elizabeth

Nothing on Elizabeth from David Wildstein as there is only token resistance to the county machine but what is notable is the number of government jobs held by committee members and/or their spouses.

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UCDEM (2A): Fanwood Revised

Initially the People First Democrats had the ‘A’ line but in the updated listing sent over by the county it is, like in every other municipality, the ‘Regular Democratic Organization of Union County’ on line A though they lost their District 1 female as the spot that Jill Angela Rebuth (Scotch Plains Board of Education with a salary $41,136) now reads ‘No petition filed’.

Here is the updated list of Democrat Committee candidates:

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UCDEM (10): Rahway

Nothing on Rahway from David Wildstein as there is only token resistance to the county machine but what is notable is the number of government jobs held by committee members and/or their spouses.

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UCDEM (9): Plainfield

According to David Wildstein:

Plainfield: Mayor Adrian Mapp is in control of his local party and city council, but faces a challenge from John Campbell, a onetime Republican Assembly candidate and now a school board member.

There seems to be more going on here as four slates are on.

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UCDEM (8): Union

According to David Wildstein:

Union: There is speculation that Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D-Roselle) is taking his feud with State Sen. Joseph Cryan (D-Union) into Cryan’s hometown playing in some county committee races.   Cryan’s slate with have the line.

That seems to be what is playing out with the Cyran slate facing some challenges.

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UCDEM (7): Linden

According to David Wildstein:

Linden: The war between Scutari and Mayor Derek Armstead continues.  Scutari has filed a full slate of candidates for 72 Democratic County Committee seats as he seeks re-election to his post as Linden Democratic municipal chair.  Armstead is also expected to file a near-full slate of county committee candidates, including the twenty that are currently aligned with him.

That seems to be what is playing out with 2 almost full slates involved.

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