Buono is leader in race for Majority Leader

Democratic sources say that Barbara Buono (D-Metuchen) has the inside track on becoming Senate Majority Leader. She committed to support Stephen Sweeney (D-West Deptford) for Senate President before Paul Sarlo (D-Wood-Ridge) did. If Sweeney wins – he has fourteen of the 23 votes in the Democratic Caucus – and if Buono takes the number two post, it opens up the Appropriations Committee chairmanship. There is some talk that Sarlo will take the Appropriations post and that Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden) will become Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman.

Buono is leader in race for Majority Leader