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CD 12: Does Bonnie Watson Coleman Have the Advantage?

There is little public polling done on NJ congressional races, but in the 12th Congressional District the Monmouth University Poll of May 19 finds “state Senator Linda Greenstein and Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman are running neck-and-neck. Greenstein has the support of 25% of likely Democratic primary voters and Watson Coleman has 24%. Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula garners 11% and Princeton physicist Andrew Zwicker has 6%. 34% are undecided. Not very conclusive if you are wondering who will win.

Below the fold are several metrics that suggest which candidate has the advantage in this hotly contested primary on Tuesday.  

Bonnie Watson Coleman goes up on the air

Hitting the notes of progressive and women’s rights, Bonnie Watson Coleman’s first TV spot hits the airwaves tomorrow.

CD12 Dem primary competitors Linda Greenstein and Upendra Chivukula got television ads up earlier. A lot rides on this primary Tuesday, including some firsts or firsts-in-a-long while. Chivukula would be the first Indian American ever to join the NJ congressional delegation. If Greenstein or Watson Coleman win, the story will be a woman in the delegation for the first time in years. And the pressure is on the Democrats. The Republicans had Marge Roukema in Congress from 1981 to 2002. The Democrats haven’t had a a woman in Congress since 1979. And New Jersey has never sent an African-American woman to Congress. By contrast New York sent groundbreaker Shirley Chisholm to the House in 1968. Forty-six years ago. And New Jersey still hasn’t had its Shirley Chisholm.

What do you think of this ad, Blue Jersey?