Thigpen’s due diligence

Essex County Democratic Committee Chairman Phil Thigpen has called a meeting of the party faithful, scheduled for tomorrow night.

At the meeting, the party municipal chairs are expected to formally get behind state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18) for governor.

"I’m excited as hell about CD 5. We have encouraged Congressman [Steve] Israel to get involved in CD 5."
—Democratic State Party Chairman John Currie