CD 12 Democratic hopefuls absent from chamber trip, but supporters along for the ride

CHAMBER TRAIN – The Democratic candidates vying for their party’s nomination to succeed outgoing U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) may have been absent from Tuesday’s chamber trip to Washington, but that doesn’t mean their supporters were too.

Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-14), who’s backing state Sen. Linda Greenstein for CD 12, told PolitickerNJ he’s doing what he can to support the state senator’s congressional campaign.

“They’re all good candidates,” he said. “But obviously, I’m supporting Linda Greenstein.”

The state lawmaker is hosting a fundraiser for Greenstein in late May, he said.

“I think all three candidates campaigns are looking at the entire district,” he responded when asked if he was working Mercer County to drum up support for Greenstein.

“I don’t think anyone is taking anything for granted,” he said.

And about whether he still intends to seek Greenstein’s Senate seat if it becomes available?

“Talk to me on June 3,” he responded.

Greenstein is competing against Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula and Princeton professor Andrew Zwicker.

CD 12 Democratic hopefuls absent from chamber trip, but supporters along for the ride