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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Green's Plainfield caper turns Kobitz into 'loser'

Green turns Koitz into week's 'loser'.

Plainfield Assemblyman and Democratic chairperson Jerry Green has done something no one else could do.

Green has single-handedly turned Union County Board of Elections administrator Dennis Kobitz into one of the week's 'losers' according to PolitickerNJ's weekly rack up (see here).

How did Green do this?

He evidently persuaded Kobitz to allow a property of which he is co-owner to be used as the mailing address of the so-called "Union County's Committee" which has been paying for some of the trashy political pieces in your mailbox in recent days.

Kobitz, who was tagged by longtime Plainfield Democratic activist Dottie Gutenkauf (see here), is not happy and protests that his brother lives in the house.

Mayor Mapp called PolitickerNJ's attention to the matter (see here), calling for an investigation and for Kobitz to step down

But then Dottie turned up another -- and potentially more embarrassing -- connection: Turns out the original absentee ballot she received had been doctored to indicate the only choices for County Democratic Committee were members of Green's Regular Democratic Organization. Read her post on that discovery here.

After Gutenkauf protested, County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi -- bless her! -- ordered the misleading ballots be replaced by freshly printed (and correct) versions.

PolitickerNJ sums up the whole mess by dinging Kobitz, at least for this week.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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