Senator Menendez to Visit Princeton Dem Endorsement Meeting

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez will make his first in-person visit seeking an endorsement for the 2012 election when he speaks at the Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) meeting this Sunday night.

Members of the PCDO will vote to endorse candidates for all non-local offices at the group’s monthly meeting, which will be held at 7:30pm at the Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton Street, behind Princeton Borough Hall. Candidates or surrogates have been invited to speak and answer audience questions.

The evening will feature a debate between two Democrats seeking the nomination for the special New Jersey 16th District Assembly election: Sue Nemeth of Princeton and Marie Corfield of Flemington. This will be the only contested race of the evening. To win the PCDO endorsement, a candidate must receive at least 60 percent of the ballots cast. Only PCDO members who paid 2012 dues at least 14 days in advance of the meeting may vote.

Jackie Cornell-Bechelli, NJ State Director for President Obama’s Re-Election Campaign, will present the latest on the presidential race. U.S. Rep. Rush Holt has also been invited to attend the event.

Mercer County Freeholder candidates Ann Cannon, Pasquale “Pat” Colavita and Samuel Frisby will round out the evening.

On March 25 the PCDO will endorse candidates for all local Princeton offices, including council members and the mayor of the united Princeton.

The PCDO is one of the largest and most active Democratic Party clubs in New Jersey, with nearly 400 current dues-paying members. All local Democrats are invited to join or renew their memberships. More information and membership applications are available online at