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Emerge New Jersey seeks bright, self-motivated women who are committed to effective and ethical political leadership.
Criteria for selection include:
Evidence of political leadership experience or potential, and meaningful involvement in workplace or community;
Interest in pursuing political office;
Demonstrated ability to bring together disparate groups to achieve a goal;
Ability and desire to build effective networks;
Ability to articulate a personal political vision;
Demonstrated ability to inspire others;
Commitment to full participation and attendance requirements of the trainings.
Emerge New Jersey will select no more than 20 women who meet the above criteria and who we believe have the potential to be political leaders.
Emerge embraces diversity and encourages applications from all women regardless of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or physical abilities.
How many Rs and Ds are in Somerset County?
Posted May 28, 2017 at 07:00 AM | Updated June 05, 2017 at 01:13 PM
New Jersey is a Democratic-leaning state, but Republicans are far from obsolete in the Garden State.
The GOP is outnumbered by registered Democrats by nearly 840,000 people, according to the latest statistics from the state's Division of Elections. As of the end of April, New Jersey had 2,048,311 registered Democrats and 1,209,127 Republicans.
But registered Republicans outnumber Democrats in six of the state's 21 counties, and there several other counties that are pretty evenly split. While Donald Trump lost New Jersey by 14 points to Hillary Clinton last year, nine counties tipped in the Republican's favor.
The largest number of New Jersey voters — 2,402,244 to be exact — have not formally claimed any party affiliation. But pollsters who know such things say the breakdown of these unaffiliated voters is pretty close to the Democrat/Republican split.
"Among the Independents, when asked if they 'lean' one direction or another, 14 percent go (Democratic), 9 percent go (Republican) and 18 percent remain Independent," Krista Jenkins, director of Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind Poll, said based off the last statewide poll the group took in March.
Read the full article, including all NJ Counties, HERE!