Bonnie Watson Coleman Visits Township Democrats’ Picnic

Freeholder candidate Pritchard also attended

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State Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer), a candidate for the Congressional seat being vacated by Rush Holt, stopped by the Franklin Democrats’ annual picnic on Aug. 16.

The woman who hopes to replace U.S. Rep. Rush Holt in Congress paid a visit Aug. 16 to the township Democratic organization.

State Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, (D-Mercer) stopped by the Franklin Democrats’ annual picnic in Colonial Park.

Watson Coleman is running for the NJ 12th Congressional District seat being vacated by Holt. She faces Republican Aleita Eck in the November election.

Coleman said she and township Democrats talked about “the work we’re going to do and how we’re going to get the vote out” in November.

“I know this is a very loyal community and they showed that to me in the primary,” Watson Coleman said. “I got a chance to meet people who are very active and very diverse and so encouraging.”

Watson Coleman said she’ll be visiting the township again during the fall campaign.

“Franklin Township is an important piece of the equation for us,” she said. “People who I was talking to here are interested in the same things that people are interested in all over. We’re interested in fixing our economy and building our infrastructure and protecting Social Security and Medicare and getting guns off the street, and all those things we talk about in the Trenton and the legislature and they’re speaking about in Congress in general.”

Of her chances for victory in November, Watson Coleman said, “I think demographically our chances are very good, it’s a matter of getting our vote out.”

Also dropping by the picnic was Joan Pritchard of Bridgewater, one of the Somerset County Democrats’ Freeholder candidates. Her running mate, Tony Pranzatelli, could not attend.

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