So much for the county line

Morris County Democrats have what is known as the “county line.”

This means that the county Democratic organization endorses a candidate in the primary. That candidate is identified on the ballot as the candidate of the Democratic Committee.  (Morris Republicans do NOT have a line)
Anywho, this year the county line is giving Dems a problem. Two people are seeking the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 11th District.  The candidate endorsed by the committee is Doug Herbert; also in the race is James D. Kelly Jr.
Herbert should have the “county line.” That means he would be in one column on the ballot under the heading. Morris County Democratic Committee, and Kelly would be in another column

But somehow, both Herbert and Kelly are in the same column. This was a mistake in ballot make-up.

Lew Candura, the chair of the Democratic committee, knows that mistakes can happen. But he is worried that some Dems on Tuesday will vote for Kelly by mistake. 

So, his message to party members is simple _  vote for Doug Herbert for Congress.


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

4 Responses to So much for the county line

  1. Tea Party voter says:

    LIKe the line in Morris really means something. Watergate was the last D

  2. You miss the point; the line has to do with primaries … And Gordon MacInnes won countywide well after Watergate … like 1993

  3. howard appelt says:

    OK so you finally admit your bias….so the free press is bised thanks Fred. mybe you shoukd start every srticle with “I am a liberal”

  4. howard appelt says:

    “you miss the poiunt” so we are alll a bunch for nuts.

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