Democratic Party county establishment stung in Essex and Passaic with victories by Baraka and Torres respectively

Voters dealt back-to-back body blows to the Democratic Party establishment tonight in Essex and Passaic counties – and to South Jersey.

Running against a candidate supported by Essex County Democratic leader Joe DiVincenzo and financially supported by South Jersey Democratic Leader George Norcross III and his party allies, renegade Councilman Ras Baraka ran to victory tonight on the strength of high voter turnout in his home South Ward.

Running against the Passaic County Democratic Party and State Democratic Party Chairman John Currie, former Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres catapulted himself back into City Hall with an anti-Democratic Party establishment campaign.

 

 

 

Democratic Party county establishment stung in Essex and Passaic with victories by Baraka and Torres respectively