Video: Morris Township Dems share how they cracked the all-GOP governing body

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At least one of Tuesday’s unsuccessful GOP candidates in Morris Township blamed her defeat partly on a backlash against President Donald Trump and Gov. Chris Christie.

John Arvanites and Cathy Wilson, after clinching seats on the Morris Township committee, Nov. 7, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
John Arvanites and Cathy Wilson, after clinching seats on the Morris Township committee, Nov. 7, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

But the victorious Democrats think there’s more to it than that, as they explain in this video recorded at the Morris County Democratic Headquarters in Morristown after the polls closed.

Cathy Wilson and John Arvenites defeated incumbent Committeewoman Louise Johnson and her Republican running mate, physician Nicole Saphier, by sufficient margins to avoid another epic recount.

(Former Township Committeeman Jeff Grayzel, a Democrat, narrowly lost such a recount in 2015.)

From left: John Arvanites (Dem), Louise Johnson (GOP), Nicole Saphier (GOP) and Cathy Wilson (Dem) at Morris Township LWV candidates forum, Oct. 23, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
From left: John Arvanites (Dem), Louise Johnson (GOP), Nicole Saphier (GOP) and Cathy Wilson (Dem) at Morris Township LWV candidates forum, Oct. 23, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Now that they’ve actually won, what will the Democrats do?

Wilson and Arvenites spell out their priorities in the video.  They also have some choice words for their opponents.

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