Watch Plainfield in the 12th Congressional District contest on June 3rd.
Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-15) will potentially benefit from a brutal local rivalry where Mayor Adrian Mapp is fighting Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) with three local council seats at stake.
A highly locally motivated Green and Mapp both want those local wins, and they both back Watson Coleman for Congress.
The one possible hang-up for Mapp may be the unintentional off-the-line ballot bracketing of Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (D-17) with Mapp’s candidates.
In that case, Mapp will have the mechanical challenge of reminding voters to vote for Watson Coleman – who’s running on the Union County line – while maintaining their allegiance to local New Democrat candidates opposed to Green’s Union County democratic Party-backed candidates.