June 1, 2010

THANKS, GOV:

GOP sees a chance to win S. Jersey seats (James Osborne, 6/01/10, Philadelphia Inquirer)


Rick DeMichele Jr., chairman of the Camden County Republican Committee, was stunned when he saw this year's list of freeholder candidates.

Eight Republicans had signed up for the June 8 primary, seeking two seats on a board populated exclusively by Democrats since the early 1990s.

"Five of them never even contacted me," he said. "Most years I have to go out and actively recruit people just to get in the primary. This year there's an abundance."

With Gov. Christie's win over a Democratic incumbent and antiestablishment sentiment across the nation, many South Jersey Republicans believe this is their best chance in decades to win local political jobs in places long controlled by Democrats.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 1, 2010 5:41 AM
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