Brian Goldberg is the big winner in Mercer County tonight, Save Jerseyans, winning 63% of the committee vote and improving his statewide county line total to 5, which is 4 better than anyone else at the moment.
It’s a big step forward for his bid to be the NJ GOP’s U.S. Senate nominee.
I’m told Goldberg, an decorative concrete business owner, earned 50 votes from the participants, followed by 20 for Rich Pezzullo and 9 for Murray Sabrin. Sabrin was reportedly not in attendance but sent a surrogate in his stead.
Candidate Goldberg’s toughest challenges may come tomorrow (Saturday 3/22) with Monmouth County’s convention, for which the Monmouth resident Pezzullo has racked up two big legislative endorsements, and then Middlesex County where he was further back in the screening committee pile and, due to the interesting format (any registered Middlesex GOP’er can sign up, pay and vote), predictability is challenging.