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 don't think what he's doing tonight, the method by which he's doing it helps to build a trustful relationship."
—Gov. Chris Christie reacting to President Barack Obama's speech on immigration reform.