In case the slow-motion Democratic nomination race isn’t enough politics for you, we have a primary in New Jersey next week. We already had one primary this year, as you may recall, to help pick a Presidential nominee. That was during Super Duper Tuesday, Feb. 5. Now comes another primary, for county freeholder and U.S. Senate.
If you’ve been reading any of our comment threads recently, you may have heard a little about the freeholder race. Former Montclair Mayor Bob Russo is running against current freeholder Ralph Caputo, who Russo criticizes for “double dipping.” No, that’s not what George Costanzo did during a party in the 1993 season of Seinfeld, it’s the practice of holding two separate paid political posts at one time. In addition to being a freeholder, Caputo is a state assemblyman.
Russo will hold an ice cream social tomorrow night (Wednesday) from 7 to 9 pm at 462 Broad Street (formerly Marty’s shoes) to call voters’ attention to double dipping.
Meanwhile, over on the Senate side of this race, 50-year-old whippersnapper Robert Andrews is trying to pull the Senate seat out from under 84-year-old Frank Lautenberg and deny him a fifth term. The Star-Ledger endorsed Andrews on Saturday.
On the Republican side of the ballot, Glen Ridge High School grad Dick Zimmer takes on Murray Sabrin and Joseph Pennacchio. A Republican hasn’t won a Senate seat in New Jersey for 36 years.
Now, Montclair.Mommy, here’s your thread to comment on.
In interest of full disclosure, Russo has bought an ad on Baristanet.