As expected, state Sen. Linda Greenstein (D-14) romped to victory this afternoon in her CD12 bid to win the Democratic Party line in her home county of Middlesex.
Of a total 194 ballots cast, Greenstein received 157 votes or 81%.
Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-15) received 15 (7.7%), and Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (D-17) got 14 (7.2%).
Princeton University Plasma Physicist Andrew Zwicker came in fourth with eight votes (4.1%).
This coming Wednesday, Watson Coleman will attempt to pick up 60% of her home county’s support to win the line in Mercer.
That same night, Chivukula will try to land the Somerset County line in his home county.
Watson Coleman already won the Union County line for the 12th District Primary.
“A significant victory for Sen. Greenstein and her campaign,” proclaimed Middlesex County Democratic Committee Chairman Kevin McCabe.
Over 400 people attended the convention at the Crown Plaza in Monroe, where bracelets distinguished voting committee members in the 12th and 6th districts.
A win by Plainsboro lawmaker Greenstein in the June Primary would catapult a Middlesex-based congressperson to Washington for the first time in a generation, since the late Bernie Dwyer of Edison held the 15th and later the 6th District seat between the years 1981 to 1993.