Stephanie Schmid’s tenuous status as the front runner for the Democrat nomination to take on Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th Congressional District of New Jersey appears to be in danger due to her endorsement of Mike Bloomberg for President.
Schmid faced an immediate backlash on facebook after announcing her endorsement on Sunday.
Eric Brophy, the Chairman of the Wall Democrats and a Vice Chairman of the Monmouth Democrats, rescinded his endorsement of Schmid in the comments of her announcement.
Our Revolution-Monmouth County, a grassroot progressive group, issued a scathing statement expressing their disappointment in Schmid:
The Monmouth County Democrats are holding their nominating convention on March 28. Ocean County Democrats typically defer to Monmouth in awarding “the line” in the primary for CD-4 Democrats.
Petitions for candidates for the House of Representatives are due at the NJ Division of Elections by 4 PM on March 30.