Murphy celebrates Democratic gubernatorial primary victory in Essex County

June 7, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Phil Murphy claimed the 2017 Democratic nomination for governor in Newark on primary night, promising to both boost New Jersey and challenge President Donald Trump.

"I reject completely the us versus them leadership that defines Chris Christie and Donald Trump," said Murphy to a surging crowd of more than 1,200 people at the Robert Treat Hotel in downtown Newark on ...

Mapp, Mills-Ransome, Hockaday Projected Winners in Plainfield Primary

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Unofficial results are in for Plainfield's primary election.  In the race for mayor, incumbent Mayor Adrian O. Mapp is the projected winner. 

The race had four candidates vying for the position:  Mapp, Rev. Tracey Brown, Bridget Rivers and Dr. Henrilynn Ibezim. 

Unofficial tallies - 

Mapp:  2,903
Brown: ...

Primary Election Day is Tuesday June 6

Tuesday, June 6 is Primary Election Day. Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Your polling place is listed on your sample ballot. If you do not have your sample ballot, you may look up your polling place on the New Jersey Department of State website: Click Here to Find Your Polling Place.

Additional information, like who the candidates are, election results, and more can ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: June 5-11

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Here's a look at some of the educational and recreational events  going on this week in the City of Plainfield, along with the reminder to head to the polls on Tuesday to vote.


Tuesday, June 6

There has been much discussion leading up to Plainfield's primary election for Mayor and City Council seats.  Residents heard from candidates at the ...

Murphy surges towards Democratic primary in Newark, courting urban vote

Phil Murphy flashed his 1000-kilowatt smile to a crowd of approximately 1,000 people at the Robert Treat Hotel on Saturday in downtown Newark, three days before the Democratic gubernatorial candidate faces the voters in the primary election. 

Murphy made a final request to a critical mass of Democratic primary voters, hoping for a voter plurality in the tens of thousands that will give ...

Plainfield Hosts a 'Get Out the Vote' Rally with Murphy, Booker

PLAINFIELD, NJ - It was a political who's who at Plainfield City Hall on Friday evening for a Get Out the Vote rally. 

Early on, Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp welcomed the crowd, and introduced City Council members. 

Angel Estrada, up for re-election as a Union County Freeholder, addressed the crowd, and then did so again in Spanish.  Freeholder Chris Hudak, seeking ...

Plainfield Candidates Address Residents at Final Forum Before Primary Election

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The final Plainfield Candidates' Forum took place on Wednesday evening at Emerson School in advance of the Primary Election on June 6, and just as there were storm clouds gathering as attendees headed to their cars, so, too, were there stormy moments inside.

The event was run by the Plainfield League of Women Voters, a "non-partisan political organization that ...

Congressman Leonard Lance Contrasts Trump, Receives Mixed Reaction at Town Hall Meeting

CRANFORD, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) discussed Planned Parenthood, budget cuts, President Donald Trump and more at his 44th town hall on Tuesday night.

The crowd alternatively applauded and heckled Lance as he answered demanding questions by lottery from his constituents that strongly focused on Trump, including the investigation into Trump’s ties with ...

Plainfield's League of Women Voters Holds Forum in Advance of Primary Election

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Plainfield will hold a Candidates Forum that will round out those forums already held by the Plainfield chapter of the NAACP and Shiloh Baptist Church as the primary election nears.

Each candidate that will participate on Wednesday was required, in advance, to submit a biography and provide answers to questions asked by the League for ...

Former Vermont governor touts would-be New Jersey governor in Newark church

The Rev. Ronald L. Slaughter stood before 100 people at his regular weekly noontime service at St. James AME in Newark, providing a message that was both spiritual and political. 

"Politicians come and go, but God will keep you from falling," said Slaughter, with cries of "Amen" resounding from the pews. "You need to make a choice to affirm who you are ...

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