By every early indication, Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (D-17) will make a hard run in CD12.
But with power and line dominance concentrated in Middlesex and Mercer counties in CD12, the developing contest for retiring U.S. Rep. Rush Holt’s (D-12) seat pits state Sen. Linda Greenstein (D-14) of Middlesex against Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-15) of Mercer.
That means that New Jersey of all places – wait for it – may get a woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Republicans are at a severe disadvantage in CD12, but even the GOP is putting up a woman for the seat – Dr. Alieta Eck of Somerset.
Allies of Watson Coleman’s are hopeful that Union County Democratic Chairman Jerry Green secures the Union portion of the district for their candidate, not a far-fetched notion considering Green’s suggestion to PolitickerNJ earlier this week of a Trenton-Plainfield alliance.