For trivia buffs

For trivia buffs, Loretta Weinberg’s precedent to running for Senate while campaigning for the Assembly: Newark Fire Director John Caufield was the Democratic candidate for State Assembly in the 28th district when Martin Greenberg resigned his Senate seat on August 15, 1979. Caufield became a State Senate candidate and dropped his Assembly bid after Essex County Democrats voted (over former West Ward Councilman Mickey Bottone) to make him the their candidate in a November 1979 special election. Former Freeholder Jimmy Zangari then joined Harry McEnroe on the Democratic ticket for Assembly.

For trivia buffs