Join Us at Our 2018 Spring Brunch

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Winter is almost behind us and that can only mean one thing..... It's time for The Hunterdon County Democratic Committee "SPRING BRUNCH".  This year we are excited to host our event in the banquet room at the beautiful Oak Hill Golf Club featuring breath taking views of the Hills of Hunterdon County. The Oak Hill Golf Club is located at 15 Fernwood Road, Milford, NJ 08848.   The scheduled date for our Brunch is on Sunday April 29th from 11am - 2pm.

We are both excited and honored to announce that our Special Guest Speaker will be New Jersey's First Lady, Tammy Snyder Murphy.  Mrs. Murphy has been a great friend to Hunterdon County and has supported the HCDC, including attending Milford Alive, where she was the key note speaker.  We are delighted that she will be joining us at our Spring Brunch. 

Brunch Menu includes Assorted breakfast pastries, fresh fruit platter, eggs, bacon, sausage, Home fries & Vegetables
Juices and coffee station.  A Choice of Caesar or Tossed Garden Salad
Chicken Entrée (Piccata, Franchaise or Marsala)
Pasta Entrée (Penne Vodka, Bowtie Pasta with Roasted Vegetables or Tortellini Alfredo)

Sponsorship
Donations:
$1000 - Co-Sponsor
$300 - Supporter
$80 - Couple
$50 - Individual

Prepay online in advance at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/springbrunch2018

Or by check at the door.

RSVP - Please confirm your attendance by emailing rsvp@hcdems.com

    

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Hunterdon Medical Center Health Forum

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The Hunterdon Medical Center is hosting a Health Care Forum to Elected Public Officials. The program which is free, will cover topics such as an overview of the Hunterdon County Partnership for Health, Comprehensive Cancer Care Program, Ensuring Quality Patient Care, Magnet Nursing and Resources, Treatment Programs and Opioid Initiative.  

The event will be held Friday, May 11th in the Auditorium of the Hunterdon Medical Center, 2100 Wescott Dr, Flemington, NJ.

Registration and Coffee begin at 8:30am and the program begins at 9:00am with a welcome from Dr. Robert Cody, Chair of the Hunterdon Healthcare System Board.   The 1st guest speaker will be Robert Wise, President and CEO of the Hunterdon Healthcare System. Mr. Wise will provide an overview of the Hunterdon Healthcare System and the "Commitment to Community Health."

Following the scheduled speakers there will be an Open Forum where attendees can ask the medical experts questions. Then everyone will be taken on a tour of the facilities including the Cardiovascular Center, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Emergency Department, Cancer Center and the MICU Garage.   The program will conclude at 11:30 am.

 

For information and to rsvp contact David Harkness, Director of Government & Community Affairs at dharkness@hhsnj.org

***  Please note - this event is for public officials and candidates seeking election

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Senator Menendez Re-Election Kickoff

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Senator Bob Menendez has announced that he will be seeking re-election for his office as U.S.  Senator representing New Jersey.  The kick off for the Senator's re-election was held March 28th in Union City where he grew up. During his speech to a packed crowd, Menendez talked about his upcoming show-down in November with GOP candidate Bob Hugin, who is a retired big pharmaceutical executive and of course the ongoing battles in Congress with Trump and corporate power.  The loudest cheer when Menendez told the crowd "There is a President in Washington who spends his days dividing us and distracting us, but never delivering for us."  The Senator also periodically addressed the crowd in Spanish. 

The Hunterdon County Democratic Committee endorsed Senator Bob Menendez as our candidate for Senate at our February 4th Convention, held at the Kingwood Township Fire Company.   

To view the Re-election campaign kick off click the links below:

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CD7 Update on the 2018 Race for Congress

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The CD7 Race for Congress continues to spark interest throughout the District. The first bit of excitement came on March 7th when Union County was scheduled to hold their Convention to endorse a candidate.  That never happened because we got hit with a Nor'Easter and Mother Nature decided to blanket New Jersey with lots of snow forcing all of us in CD7 to continue to hold our breath until the Convention could be rescheduled.  On March 11th, under better weather conditions, Tom Malinowski won the endorsement at the rescheduled Union County Convention, which tightened his lead throughout the district.  There are 13 Municipal Chairs in Union and for a candidate to come out on top, 7 votes would be needed. Malinowski got the 7 votes, with Linda Weber receiving 6. None of the other candidates received a vote. 

There was so much suspense leading up to the Union County Convention and both candidates knew it was going to be a very tight race.  Weber seemed to be favored since she hails from Union County. However, Malinowski had just won the endorsements in Hunterdon, Warren and Morris Counties.  But then came the drama on March 6th, the night before the Nor'Easter. A negative - and false- campaign ad against Malinowski that was advertised on a Facebook Ad by the Weber for Congress team may have backfired. On December 6, 2017 the candidates who had filed at that time (Jacob, Jois, Malinowski, Mandleblatt, Salmon & Weber) had pledged publicly to stay positive and not make defamatory remarks about a fellow candidate.  The defamatory content of the ad, the fact Weber broke that promise and the momentum Malinowski has been building within the party and through his campaign contributions, may very well have been the perfect storm that led to his victory at the Union County Convention.

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12/6/17 - The candidates pledge to run a campaign free from defamatory remarks at the Basking Ridge Forum.

So the excitement continues with Somerset and Essex county, since Linda Weber was endorsed there.  However, after losing the Union County endorsement, on March 14th Weber suspended her campaign, pledging to "continue to work hard to flip the 7th District and to elect more Democrats." We will have to wait to see what happens in Somerset and Essex Counties where Weber was endorsed. Check back soon for an update.

Malinowski also gained top billing on InsiderNJ's weekly list of "Who's Up" on it's March 15th publication.  Here's what InsiderNJ had to say....    

Tom Malinowski

Dogged by residency issues, the CD7 candidate this week nonetheless scored a critical 7-6 victory for the Union County Democratic Committee line, effectively eliminating rival Linda Weber from the contest. Although a devilishly energized U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) was telling people at the Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade that his preferred general election opponent is Malinowski, a victory by Democrat Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania’s 18th District sent a shudder of worry through NJ Republicans.

Update: March 28, 2018 Somerset County Democrats overwhelmingly endorsed Tom Malinowski at the "re-do" convention held after Linda Weber dropped out of the race (see above). Malinowski has also been endorsed by Essex County who had originally thrown their support behind Weber.   Malinowski has now been endorsed by all of the counties representing the 7th Congressional District and will appear on the ballot in the June 5th Primary under the Regular Democratic Party.   Congratulations Tom!  

 

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Malinowski Wins Endorsement at Morris County Convention

Tom Malinowski won the endorsement as the 7th Congressional District Candidate last night at the Morris County Democratic Committee Convention.  This marks the 3rd endorsement for Malinowski. Hunterdon and Warren Counties had open conventions in which the County Committee members and Delegates voted. Malinowski won the nomination in both of those conventions.

The only remaining county to hold a convention to make their endorsement is Union County which is scheduled for March 7th.  There are 5 counties in the CD7 District. Somerset and Essex Counties already held their conventions in which Linda Weber won the nomination.  Both conventions were "closed", meaning only the Municipal Chairs were able to vote.

We may see a GOP primary race against Leonard Lance.  Craig Heard, who ran an unsuccessful primary against Lance in 2016 is considering going up against him again.  Heard has formed an exploratory committee to consider his chances against Lance in a primary.  One thing Heard and CD7 Democrats have in common - Is that Lance has got to go!

 

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Tom Malinowski is Endorsed at the Morris County Convention (2/27/18)

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