“FIGHTING BACK”: Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman rallied the PCDO Sunday night at a meeting of about 120 supporters, who unanimously endorsed her for re-election to the House of Representatives for the 12th District and Senator Cory Booker for another term representing New Jersey in the U.S. Senate. In a straw poll, Elizabeth Warren finished first of the eight candidates in the Democratic presidential primary race, followed by Amy Klobuchar and Mike Bloomberg.
By Donald Gilpin
The Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO), in a straw poll of 114 voters gathered at the Suzanne Patterson Center on Sunday evening, supported Elizabeth Warren for president as they geared up for the 2020 primaries and the November general election.
After hearing an array of speeches from organized campaign representatives as well as volunteers from the floor weighing in on why they are supporting one of the eight remaining candidates in the Democratic presidential primary race, the audience members ranked the candidates. First-choice votes were weighted with eight points, second choice seven, third choice six, etc.
Warren won a total of 634 points, Amy Klobuchar finished second with 602, and Michael Bloomberg was third with 530. Pete Buttigieg finished in fourth place with 501 points, followed by Bernie Sanders with 453, Joe Biden with 372, Tom Steyer with 227, and Tulsi Gabbard with 116.
Warren won the most first-choice votes with 31, followed by Bloomberg with 24, Klobuchar and Sanders with 16 each, Buttigieg with 13, Biden with 5, Gabbard with 1, and 0 for Steyer. more