NEWARK – At-Large Councilman Luis Quintana plans to endorse U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews tomorrow.
That makes five out of nine Newark council people lining up with the South Jersey congressman in his primary campaign against U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg: Anibal Ramos in the North Ward, Augusto Amador in the East Ward, Dana Rone in the Central Ward, Oscar James II in the South Ward, and now Quintana.
Originally the North Ward councilman, Quintana has a base of support separate fromthe North Ward Democratic Organization, which also backs Andrews.
Council President Mildred Crump, At-Large Councilman Donald Payne, Jr., At-Large Councilman Carlos Gonzalezand West Ward Councilman Ronald Riceallback Lautenberg for re-election.
Mayor Cory Booker also backs Lautenberg.