UPDATE: Here is the link to Blue Wave’s livestream. Forum is just beginning.
Tonight 7pm is a CD7 Congressional Candidate Forum in Basking Ridge. All of the Democratic candidates vying for the chance to defeat Leonard Lance have confirmed. The 7th is one of DCCC’s targeted districts (CDs 2,3,7,11) but none of the NJ candidates in any of those district have yet made their ‘Red to Blue’ List,’ which this early only has 11 names on it so far. With that designation comes a raised profile, the promise of national money, and sometimes the strong arm of the national party’s wish to influence platform and staffing of local campaigns.
CD7 is an R+3 district. Last month, Cook Political Report shifted the neighboring district to Lance’s north, Frelinghuysen’s CD11, from Lean Republican to Toss-Up. CD11 (Frelinghuysen), Cook’s still has the 7th listed as Lean Republican. Of the Republican incumbents in the 4 DCCC districts, Lance won with the smallest margin (a still-healthy 11%). But he is the only one of them – and one of only 23 in the U.S. – whose district Hillary Clinton also won. Below, how you can listen in on tonight’s Forum.
CD7 Congressional Candidate Forum – 7pm
Watch the Livestream: Blue Wave’s Facebook page
Moderator: Jonathan Alter
Candidates: Peter Jacob, Goutam Jois, Tom Malinowski, Lisa Mandelblatt, Scott Salmon, Linda Weber
Co-sponsors: NJ7 Forward, BlueWave, Action Together NJ, We the People NJ-07
Event: St. Mark’s Church in Basking Ridge. Venue is filled but there is an overflow room in the Parish Hall, where the livestream will be shown. You can see the same livestream at the link above.