The listed luminaries include New Jersey’s own Lisa McCormick, who is challenging incumbent Robert Menendez for the nomination to the US Senate. In addition to offering an alternative to the glaring ethical lapses and electoral weakness the incumbent would burden other candidates with, McCormick is making strong arguments about the direction the Democratic Party should be heading.
She has contrasted her agenda with policies Menendez advocated in his 25 years in Congress that have been moving the Democratic Party to the right, while ignoring the needs and concerns of an increasingly impoverished African-American community that is starved for racial progress and economic justice.
Tanzie Youngblood, a retired teacher seeking the seat in the House of Representatives vacated by Rep. Frank Lobiondo, was also named, along with Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, who is running unopposed in the primary.
Three women vying in a crowded field to replace retiring Rep. Rodney Freylinghuysen also made the list.They are Tamara Harris, Alison Heslin, and Mikie Sherrill
Heslin is a research scientist who earned a masters degree and doctorate studying at Emory University in Atlanta. Sherrill is a Naval Academy graduate who is a former Navy Pilot and federal prosecutor. Harris is a social worker who was the first candidate in the district to attack a primary rival, seizing on donations to Sherrill from lawyers who worked on the Toys R Us bankruptcy.
The following is the entire message posted by Crowley:
I’ve been making a list of twitter accounts for Democrat Women who are running for office. The list is huge. Some of these are out, post primary. But these are all Democratic women fighting to take back our nation. Maybe worth a follow:
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