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Monday, February 24, 2014

Jerry Green: Queenmaker?

The Plainfield-Fanwood-Scotch Plains tail may yet wag the dog.
Plainfield's Assemblyman Jerry Green may indeed make the tail wag the dog in the process of finding a Democratic primary candidate to replace Congressman Rush Holt, who has decided not to run for re-election (see my previous post here).

When Holt's news first broke, Assemblyman Green modestly announced that he was interested in the seat, along with a number of other potential candidates.

But the contest quickly shook out over the next day or two to a three-way contest between Bonnie Watson Coleman, whose home base is Mercer County; Linda Greenstein, the nice Jewish girl formerly from Brooklyn and now from Middlesex County; and Upendra Chivukula, who has shown an interest in Congress for years, but whose district is split between (mostly) Middlesex and Somerset (Franklin Twp. and Manville) counties.

Over the weekend, Greenstein picked up the Middlesex County Dem endorsement, which pretty much leaves Chivukula in the dust.

With Middlesex and Mercer county Dem primary voters nearly on a par, Jerry Green's three Union County towns in the CD12 district -- Plainfield, Fanwood and Scotch Plains -- look to hold the hammer.

The Union County Dems will convene on March 5 to name their choice. Looks like Jerry Green will be able to add 'Queenmaker' to his list of titles.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

I dunno. At the risk of making this look like a Rorschach test, I think our gerrymandered district looks more live an overweight lobster with its right claw missing, and Plainfield is in the grip the left claw, not the tail.

Anonymous said...

But not Congressman. Too bad, I want this guy out of Plainfield.