In midst of sleepy primary season, HCDO endorses Hillary Clinton


While the June 7 primary election looks awfully uneventful in Hudson County, the Hudson County Democratic Organization decided that the filing deadline was the right time to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.


The Hudson County delegates for the Clinton campaign are Jersey City Councilwoman-at-Large Joyce Watterman and former Assemblywoman Joan Quigley.

As is often the case, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise kicked off the press conference by noting that New Jersey will likely play an active role in this election cycle, given the fact that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) continues to give Clinton competition.

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) said he is also looking forward to see New Jersey function as more than “just an ATM machine” in a presidential race, later telling Hudson County View Sanders’ policies just aren’t realistic enough.

Furthermore, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said that he expects New Jersey’s Democratic voter turnout in November to be led by Hudson County.

After taking a shot at Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, state Senator (D-32)/North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco said “it’s time for a woman to be president.”

Locally, the party is supporting Frank Schillari for his third term as sheriff and Jersey City Ward F Councilwoman Diane Coleman as county register.

The HCDO also endorsed three sitting Congressmen in Albio Sires (D-8), Bill Pascrell (D-9) and Donald Payne, Jr. In the primary, Coleman will be challenged by Esmeralda Trinidad and Moses Salem, while Schillari squares off with Juan Espinal and Andrea Espinal (no relation).

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  1. Hillary is an embarrassment to this country. Hillary’s accomplishments and scandals: Travelgate (firing people w/o cause), Looting White House (she was forced to return items), Filegate (obtaining files on people for questionable use), Whitewater (in bank fraud), Benghazi, email scandal, Panama Papers, Chinagate (allowing for Technol to China), Pardongate, Uranium One (clearing the sale of U.S. Uranium rights to Russia), Clinton Foundation (donations from questionable sources and income is used for what? Travel and speeches?), Emails & Server (misuse/illegal), lying – taking credit for $15 min. wage. By supporting her you condone and approve this behavior. Do you also engage in such actions, therefore see no problem with it? Is this typical behavior and ethics of elected officials? You should be denouncing her, not supporting her. Are you impressed how she evades being prosecuted and her manipulation? If she is the best the democratic party has to offer then the democratic party should be dissolved.