Okay, they can start now.
New Jersey is in the house in Atlanta for the Democratic National Convention’s winter meeting, where Democratic
committee members will select a new chair and new officers.
Above, New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chair John Currie arrives in Georgia for the meeting.
Democrats are in tatters right now as they try to find a way back into the political arena behind a leader who can succeed the disgraced Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
There’s no frighteningly electric replacement, at least by the looks of the contenders.
Seven candidates are vying to lead a national party ravaged by internal strife and scandal and humiliated by Republican Donald J. Trump‘s victory in the 2016 presidential contest.
Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison lead the field of candidates.
Currie backs Perez in what news reports say is a tight contest, with Perez having a slight edge at press time after candidate Jamie Harrison (chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party) dropped out and backed the former labor secretary.