CD2 Dynamics Late
CD2. What’s happening there at midday?
InsiderNJ talked to an operative on condition of anonymity with deep roots in the area.
“There seems to be a sense that Kennedy is the favorite, but given the nature of how voting is happening today there are a lot of unknowns,” said the source, referring to Amy Kennedy, who’s running in the democratic Primary to take on U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-2) in the general.
Has Will Cunningham done enough to be a factor?
“He could eat into Kennedy’s vote enough to swing it to [Brigid] Harrison,” said the source. “He is definitely gaining momentum, and I think is suddenly a viable alternative to [Kennedy] but probably too little too late to come out on top. …He’s clearly trending up, but the conventional wisdom would be that that just eats into Kennedy’s numbers.”
The source said the overall inability to really track numbers throughout the day, or to have any confidence in those numbers given the number of mail-in and dropbox votes, is leaving the campaigns largely in the dark today. “And of course comes down to how successful will the Callaways be in getting the vote out in AC and Pleasantville,” the source said.