If Warren County Freeholder John DiMaio wants to win Marcia Karrow’s State Assembly seat in the 23rd district, he’ll need to do better than the 56% Michael Doherty received in Warren County in Saturday’s special election convention for State Senator. DiMaio will need to get about 120 votes out of Warren County – about 30 more votes than Doherty received. Some pundits say that’s a reasonable vote goal for the veteran Freeholder.
Today, DiMaio announced the endorsements of sixteen Republican mayors from Warren County, including seven of the mayors who publicly backed Karrow for Senate. DiMaio also has the backing of two newly-elected Warren mayors from towns where the previous mayor had endorsed Karrow late last year. Winning support from Warren County Republicans who were in the Karrow camp is an essential ingredient to a DiMaio victory – and shows that DiMaio doesn’t have some of the institutional negatives Doherty did in his own base.