HCDO to hold early voting rally with Gov. Murphy and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn

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The Hudson County Democratic Organization has scheduled an early voting rally with Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn for Sunday afternoon.

House Majority Leader Jim Clyburn (D-SC). Screenshot via YouTube.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The event will be held on Sunday, October 24th at 4:00 p.m. at Courtney Fricchione Park, 179 West Side Ave. in Jersey City.

Early voting starts tomorrow and will run through Halloween. The Jersey City locations will be at the Pershing Field Community Center, Jersey City City Hall, the Hank Gallo Community Center, and the Moose Lodge at 60 West Side Ave.

“We are so excited to have Governor Murphy and Rep. Clyburn join us for this important event as we work to make sure that Hudson County residents know that they now have the option to vote early. This election is a critical moment for the Democratic Party in our state, and we must do everything possible to re-elect Governor Murphy and Democrats down the ballot,” HCDO Chair Amy DeGise said in a statement.

“Now more than ever we need elected leadership that has proven their ability to get things done, as we continue to recover from Covid, and get New Jersey vaccinated and back to work. I encourage anyone who is able to attend on Sunday to do so, and make sure that you are talking to your friends and family about making a plan to vote early!”

Clyburn represents South Carolina’s 6th Congressional District and has served in the House since 1993. As the majority whip, he is the third ranking Democrat in the House.

A former educator and activist, Clyburn was also instrumental in ensuring President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 Democratic Primary.

He endorsed-then candidate Biden three days before the South Carolina Primary, where his subsequent victory ended up being a turning point in the campaign.

Murphy is taking on Republican nominee Jack Ciattarelli in the November 2nd gubernatorial contest, holding a lead of six and four points, respectively, in the two most recent polls.

The Jersey Journal, Hudson County’s newspaper of record, told local voters to sit out the governor’s race, a topic that Murph did not care to discuss earlier today.