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The Montclair huddle-Up.

The Montclair huddle-Up. PolitickerNJ for Observer

Essex County Democratic Party insiders huddled last night in the hometown of Phil Murphy minder Brendan Gill to discuss the ways, going forward, in which the mayor of the county’s biggest city could work together with Murphy.

A former Goldman Sachs executive, Murphy has all but locked up the 2017 Democratic nomination for governor.

Last night, Gill powwowed in Montclair with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and his chief of staff, Middy Baraka, and Mo Butler of Mercury, ally of U.S. Senator Cory Booker.