Essex County First

Essex County is the King of Democratic Counties. Just look at the ’01 results, when it accounted for 40 percent of Jim McGreevey’s statewide plurality: Jim McGreevey (D) 129,406 Bret Schundler (R) 48,540 There’s been some concern among Democrats that Newark Mayor Sharpe James may cause trouble for Corzine, although there are signs the two men have patched things up. Phil Alagia, the chief of staff to County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, sent the following dispatch from the field: “Things are going great in Essex. We have nearly 2500 Corzine supporters on the street focusing on getting the Democratic vote out. Turnout seems to be strong. Very impressed from all the support we are getting from labor. Every part of the Democratic Party in Essex County has come to support Joe D. and (county Democratic chairman) Phil Thigpen to get the vote out for Jon Corzine.”

Essex County First