Greenstein concedes in CD 12, first campaign loss

NORTH BRUNSWICK – State Sen. Linda Greenstein (D-14) conceded the Democratic primary to succeed outgoing U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) Tuesday evening.

“I haven’t cried,” Greenstein joked to lighten the mood, thanking about 50 supporters who cheered the state senator as she walked into her election night campaign headquarters.

“First of all, I want to congratulate Bonnie Watson Coleman. I did call to congratulate her,” said Greenstein, adding, “Everyone ran, I think, a pretty fair race.”

Greenstein – who, living in a contested legislative district, is no stranger to tough political fights – thanked her family and supporters while flanked on stage by her Statehouse districtmates, Assemblymen Dan Benson and Wayne DeAngelo.

“This is the first loss I’ve had in a political campaign,” Greenstein said.

“I feel so glad to get to know so many of you,” she said. “I want to thank each and every one of you.”

Greenstein concedes in CD 12, first campaign loss