Sen. Weinberg: Why the party line on the ballot makes sense | Opinion

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By Loretta Weinberg One of the fundamental truths in politics is you don’t get to govern if you can’t win elections. Recently, and especially since the most recent primary elections, there has been a flurry of commentary about the role local party committees’ “lines” play in New Jersey elections. The accusation that they are somehow “undemocratic” and akin to voter suppression efforts by Republicans in Texas, Florida and Georgia is not correct. As someone who has won “off the line,” won a spot on “the line” and supported the winner of the “line” in June’s primary to replace me in the state Sen…

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