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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Dems work while Sharon defends 2010 actions

Plainfield's Democrats were busily working on plans for the final days before the Primary Election on Friday evening, while half a block away incumbent Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs summoned Rev. Al Sharpton to her aid in defending her actions regarding a 2010 WBLS radio broadcast. (For reportage on the Sharpton event, see Bernice here and my post here).

After hearing from candidates Linda Stender on the situation with the Legislature, Adrian Mapp on his vision for Plainfield, and Linda Carter on the tasks at hand in Union County, the seventy or so assembled city committee candidates and supporters got down to brass tacks about campaign details. (Coincidentally, Sharon's event drew only a similar number.)

Using a spreadsheet detailing every phone call made, door knocked on and lawn sign distributed, Assemblyman Jerry Green, led a district-by-district review of support for the Democratic ticket, for Adrian Mapp for Mayor, and for Sharon Robinson-Briggs.

The review was used to highlight the few areas where the Regular Democratic Organization needed to tighten up support in anticipation of the June 4 Primary.

As the meeting ended, some attendees at Sharon's Sharpton event arrived and were debriefed on how that program went.

Saturday morning, volunteers on the Mapp campaign were out knocking on doors by 10:00 AM and plan to work through the holiday weekend.

June 4, election day, is just a week from Tuesday.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

I don't think Adrian Mapp has a vision for the city beyond occupying the mayor's office. Oh yeah, he's promised a forensic audit. We'll see if that goes anywhere close to where it must. But knowing the players, it will probably only focus in on SRB and leave the string pullers to continue their institutional corruption.

Anonymous said...

To 8:19am - At least Mapp mentions a forensic audit - when was the last time the mayor mentioned anything having to do with Plainfield. You know what you have with her, so put the cynicism aside, and vote for Mapp to see if you are correct.

What is your alternative? Four more years of the same? You can't possible want that.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:19--what's your alternative?

Anonymous said...

"LOCAL NEGROS" and still Plainfield welcomes Sharpton, who should be in jail. A race baiting, tax-dodging riot inciter.

Pat Turner Kavanaugh said...

Dan: I'm voting for Sandy.
Meanwhile all you Happy-Days-Are-Here-Again Dems should re-read Cory's piece about hubris,