NEWARK – In Essex County as in other northern Democratic Party strongholds, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg has the organizational line on the ballot in his primary fight with U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D-1).
Copies of the ballot landed in mailboxes this week, and this is what voters will see when they close the curtain on June 3.
As has been reported, Andrews has the advantage of possessing line "A," but Lautenberg’s line "B" placement gives him the advantage of all of the Essex County Democratic Committee’s candidates, including U.S. Rep. Donald Payne (D-10), incumbent freeholders and county committee district leader candidates.
Against that, Andrews – and Morristown Mayor Donald Cresitello on line "C" – stand alone.