Looks like Booker and Healy will head Obama N.J. effort

A conference call for potential New Jersey supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama did not go smoothly yesterday: the call-in number was listed incorrectly, causing several participants to have trouble connecting.

According to an e-mail from Winsome Peterkin, the following Democrats were invited to be on the call: SEIU Local 617 President Rahaman Muhammad; lobbyist Bill Pascrell III (the son of the North Jersey Congressman); Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman John Adler; Assemblyman Herbert Conaway; Newark Democratic powerhouse Stephen Adubato, Sr.; Elnardo Webster, a key advisor to Newark Mayor Cory Booker; former Morris County Prosecutor (and gubernatorial candidate) Michael Murphy; former McGreevey Deputy Counsel Paul Josephson; former McGreevey/Codey Chief Counsel (and ex-Englewood Mayor) Paul Fader; Somerset County Democratic Chairman Elia Pelios; attorney Victor Herlinsky; former Assemblyman Michael Baker; Jersey City Corporation Counsel Bill Matsikoudis; former Westfield Mayor Tom Jardim; '05 Assembly candidate Damon Tyner; and lobbyist Gerry Gibbs.

The participation of Webster, Herlinsky and Matsikoudis appears to confirm speculation that Booker and Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy will be among the leaders of Obama's New Jersey campaign. Looks like Booker and Healy will head Obama N.J. effort