Essex Dems draw Line A in county contest

Prevented in the Joe DiVincenzo era from getting close to elected office at the county level, Republicans this year believe they have a shot – maybe two – in Essex.

But they suffered a setback today as Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin announced that Democrats drew and will run on Line A, consigning Republicans to the B Line. 

Still, the GOP is focusing attention on the 4th District, where a win by Cedar Grove Deputy Mayor Joe Chiusolo over teacher Len Luciano would create the first Republican occupant of a freeholder seat in five years.

Essex Dems draw Line A in county contest