The Democratic candidates in the LD11 contest have hired two operatives to fill key positions on their campaign. Democratic fundraiser Rafi Jafri, Governor Jon Corzine’s 2009 Finance Director, will head up fundraising. The campaign also hired a manager, Vlad Gutman, who most recently tried to manage Carl Lewis’s campaign in LD8.
Democrat Ray Santiago, a local immigration attorney is running against incumbent Republican Senator Jennifer Beck. Democrats Vin Gopal and Marilyn Schlossbach, two businesspeople, are challenging incumbent Republicans Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande.