Dowden remains possible Senate candidate

James Dowden, a Democrat who spent twenty years as the popular Mayor of heavily-Republican Bridgewater, still shows interest in running for State Senator in the 1th district next year. Republicans are facing a possible primary between longtime incumbent Walter Kavanaugh and Assemblyman Christopher Bateman. Somerset County showed some signs of shifting toward the Democrats this week: U.S. Senator Robert Menendez won 48% of the vote in Somerset County and Democratic Freeholder candidates came within about 1,500 votes of winning. Dowden was the Mayor from 1973 until his retirement in 2003.

Dowden remains possible Senate candidate