Reports of a truce between U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop have been greatly exaggerated.
“I love Al Sullivan — Have no idea how he came to that conclusion. Never talked to me,” Menendez told the New Jersey Globe Friday. “I have not talked to Mayor Fulop since before my election, where he never rendered even an effort to be supportive, endorse me or anything else. So, as far as I’m concerned, I have no idea where Al Sullivan comes to that conclusion, but it’s not my conclusion.”
Sullivan, a staff writer for the Hudson Reporter, wrote last Wednesday that the two Hudson politicos had “buried the hatchet.”
The feud between the two became heated during the senator’s 2017 trial, when Fulop was openly seeking support for Menendez’s Senate seat. It peaked last year, when Fulop was largely absent in a statewide effort to gin up votes for Menendez, who was facing a tough race from Republican self-funder Bob Hugin.
The New Jersey Globe first reported that speculation of a peace treaty was inaccurate.