Election 2015: Adventures in Facebook

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) bucked up LD11 Republican incumbents as part of the leader's statewide bus tour.

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) bucked up LD11 Republican incumbents as part of the leader’s statewide bus tour.

The absence of a colossus at the top of the ticket has turned this cycle – the first of its kind in 16 years – into a segmented spastic

Veteran County Clerk Chris Durkin is on the ballot in Essex.

Veteran County Clerk Chris Durkin is on the ballot in Essex.

wriggling among a handful of districts, including LD1, LD2, and – with LD38 a cinder of itself in the aftermath of a GOP candidate’s meltdown – arguably LD11.

There are also some local elections, but LD11 appears to be the Democrats’ long nursed statement district.

A consigliere of the 2011 redistricting team, perennial Democratic Party insider Michael Muller likes 11 as a staging area for an uprising by Dems, who have been mostly cowed since 2010 by combative Gov. Chris Christie. Muller personally used his influence to create opportunities in the district.

With Christie’s poll numbers going the wrong way and the governor intent on his own presidential aspirations not building the New Jersey GOP – Muller believes now is the Democrats’ chance. With a combination of PAC and DACC ads, the party in control of the legislature is trying to build on its edge by turning the seaside Monmouth County district occupied by incumbent Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande into the surprise win of the night.

Sayreville Democrats campaign down the stretch of the 2015 season.

Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-19), second from right, and other Sayreville Democrats campaign down the stretch of the 2015 season with Assemblyman Craig Coughlin (D-19), right.

 

Election 2015: Adventures in Facebook