One more reason to watch Jersey City tomorrow: Healy could give the Hudson Dem line to Booker in ’13

If Jerramiah Healy wins re-election as Mayor of Jersey City tomorrow, it would be excellent news for Newark Mayor Cory Booker. Healy and Booker are close political allies (and friends), and the conventional wisdom is that Healy, the Hudson County Democratic Chairman, will support Booker for the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2013.

About 31% of the statewide Democratic primary vote comes out of Essex and Hudson counties – a good base for Booker if he decides he wants to run statewide.

The Healy-Booker alliance, which shares several key strategists, operatives, fundraisers and advisors, took hold in 2007 when the two Mayors endorsed Barack Obama for President while most of the state's Democratic establishment was supporting Hillary Clinton.

One more reason to watch Jersey City tomorrow: Healy could give the Hudson Dem line to Booker in ’13