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News About the Democrats

First Democratic of 2018 General Elections

Democratic volunteers spoke to Cranford voters about November’s General Election in the first townwide canvass of the 2018 General Election Campaign! The canvass was organize by the Tom Malinowski for Congress campaign, and about two dozen volunteers from Cranford and surrounding communities spoke to voters in every neighborhood.

Throughout the year, we will be holding canvasses for the re-election of Mayor Tom Hannen and other Democratic candidates! To take part, contact us here.

2019 Primary Elections

Cranford’s Democratic voters chose Mayor Tom Hannen for re-election, former Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski for Congress, the Union County Freeholder slate and (narrowly!) Senator Robert Menendez when they went to the polls on June 5.

Democrats out-voted Republicans more than 2:1 in this year’s primary election. Mayor Tom Hannen was the top vote-getter, with 1,387 votes.

Thanks nj.com!

In the competitive race for US House of Representatives, Malinowski took 1,054 votes, seriously outperforming his opponents Peter Jacob, who had 331 votes, and Goutem Jois, with 162 votes. This roughly followed across the 7th District, handing Malinowski the Democratic nomination. He now goes up against incumbent Rep. Leonard Lance.

Rahway blogger Lisa McCormick, whose campaign mainly consisted of frequent fundraising emails, gave Senator Robert Menendez a serious run in Cranford. He won here, but by an uncomfortably narrow 13-vote margin, 790 – 777. Senator Menendez won statewide.

Union County’s Democratic Freeholder candidates, Freeholder Alexander Mirabella, Councilwoman Andrea Staten and Kim Mouded, beat their challengers by a 4:1 margin in Cranford, and almost as strongly county-wide.

Now it’s off to the races for Cranford Democrats as we fight for our Democratic Majority in town and in Union County, and for a Democratic House and Senate!