Senate race: Congressman Andy Kim wins Mercer County Democratic Convention

Congressman Andy Kim won the Mercer County Democratic Convention Monday night with a 34-point victory margin, receiving 236 votes. First Lady Tammy Murphy received 108 votes, resulting in a complete shutout from the opportunity in Mercer County for candidates who receive at least 40% of the votes to share the line on the primary ballot.

Voters at the Mercer County convention voted by secret ballot.  

“This is our 7th convention win. There is no denying that the energy we are building is real and growing,” Kim said. “Tonight is yet another example of the possibilities for our campaign when the people of New Jersey can vote freely without fear, pressure, or intimidation.”

Kim has been successful at winning county conventions in which delegates are allowed to vote by secret ballot. In Monmouth County, he won 60% of the vote. In Burlington County, he beat Murphy 245-21 only to win again the following day in Hunterdon County with 62% of the vote. He won Sussex County with 57% of the vote and Warren County by more than 80%. Most recently, he won Ocean County’s convention with 86% of the vote and a 73-point victory margin.

Murphy has been successful in winning conventions where there is no secret ballot or where county party bosses decide which candidate to endorse.