Monmouth Democrats To Hold Secret Convention To Nominate Gubernatorial Candidate

The Monmouth County Democrat Organization is holding a secret convention this afternoon to choose the County Party’s nominee for Governor.

The  convention will take place at 2 p.m., according to the Party’s website.  Only delegates have been informed of the location. Delegates are Elected officials, Municipal Chairs, State Committee members, Executive Board Members, Caucus Chairs, and Club Presidents.

Only delegates will be allowed into the convention, according to the Dem’s website.

Posted: January 22nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Life | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Monmouth Democrats To Hold Secret Convention To Nominate Gubernatorial Candidate”

  1. Firesign58 said at 11:39 am on January 22nd, 2017:

    Will they require a secret handshake to get in? Seriously, that should be alarming to member Democrats.

  2. Eugene LaVergne said at 12:17 pm on January 22nd, 2017:

    Candidate Murphy would win the endorsement and the County Line in an open and fair convention in March in a “run away” anyway. Why this cloak and dagger nonsense two month early? Stupid, stupid. As a Goldman Sachs alum there is already serious (and legitimate) concern that he has “bought” the Party Bosses and the nomination, rather than having won people over on merit. This stupid action simply pours gas (highly taxed gas) on the fire and calls into question the legitimacy of a Murphy selection. Did the Democratic “Bosses” learn nothing by last year manipulating the process to force Secretary Clinton on the rank and file as the candidate in 2016? Not sure whether the decision is based on arrogance or political incompetence. Any abuse of power is an affront to the Democratic Process, and this is NOT a fair and Democratic Process. If the few “Bosses” are seeking to suck up to candidate Murphy (who already is a “favorite son” of sorts anyway, pretty much universally supported) then good job. If they are seeking to annoy and piss off the rank and file Democrats whose actual votes you need, after completely excluding them and their views from the early process, well then MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.