Andy Kim beats odds and attempted rule change to win another convention in Senate primary

Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ) won his third straight Democratic county convention and overcame an attempted last-minute rule change in his bid to win the Democratic nomination for Senate in New Jersey.

Kim defeated New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy at the Hunterdon County convention, 120-64, and weathered an attempt by the county chairwoman to change the threshold for endorsing candidates.

In New Jersey, county party endorsements decide who will get the sought-after “ballot line” in a party primary, with “the line” determining which name appears first, an advantage especially with less-informed voters. The county chairwoman wanted to change the threshold for an endorsement down to 30%, which could have resulted in Kim and Murphy sharing the top line on the primary ballot. The effort was met with screams and was voted down, according
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