A story on Politicker NJ tells how a mailer touts Column A in Plainfield, urging voters to choose Democrats by name in the categories of United States Senator, Surrogate, Freeholder and City Council but for member of House of Representatives indicating only "Your Congressional Democrat."
Well, there are four Democrats who want that seat succeeding Congressman Rush Holt, and Union County Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Green came out for earlier for Bonnie Watson Coleman. Now he wants the voter to decide which of the four to choose.
The story quotes Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp as attributing the curious lapse to Green's wish to appease Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Kevin McCabe. Alternatively, an unnamed Union County source links the reason for the generic "Your Congressional Democrat" to the mailer being funded in part by Cory Booker, who is at the top of the ticket running for a six-year U.S. Senate term and allegedly did not want to be drawn into what Politicker NJ calls the "congressional warzone."
But in the upper left corner of the mailer, complete with union "bug" missing a preposition, is "Paid for Jerry Green for Assembly." That would seem to refute the Booker theory.
Green prides himself on having his finger on the political pulse, but here he just seems to be giving Watson Coleman the Jersey Salute.