LD1 and LD2 Campaigns Link Arms As Primary Season Kicks Off
LD1 Senate hopeful Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt faces what is likely to be a “nuisance” primary challenge this June, Save Jerseyans, but the Republican candidate isn’t taking anything for granted.
You can’t when you’re a top pick up prospect for the state party.
That was part of the rationale behind Thursday’s three-stage launch in LD1, and the fact that two of the ticket’s official rollout events were held in bluish-purple Cumberland County is testimony to the importance of securing cross-over support past June.
Trenton Republicans intend to take the campaign pretty seriously, too, as indicated by the presence of Sen. Tom Kean (R-Union) and LD2 candidate Frank Balles at Adelizzi-Schmidt’s ticket’s Vineland launch at a North Italy Club pasta dinner. Adelizzi-Schmidt and her running mates had spent the afternoon touring business districts in Vineland and Cape May Court House.
Expect more South Jersey photo ops as the season election progresses unless Governor Christie’s numbers contract to the point where protection mode kicks in.