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Former State Sen. Raymond Lesniak. (Photo: Rutgers-Newark.)

Lesniak slams reporter for ‘untrue’ story linking Caddle to Norcross

By David Wildstein, January 28 2022 10:14 pm

A Gothamist reporter who tied Sean Caddle, the Democratic political consultant who admitted to his role in a murder-for-hire scheme, to a top New Jersey powerbroker is acting irresponsibly, according to Raymond Lesniak, a former state senator who hired Caddle as a consultant.

Nancy Solomon reported on Thursday that Lesniak had “reportedly” introduced Caddle to George Norcross “in 2014 when Caddle was working on the Newark mayoral race.  She cited two Caddle associates who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

“Not only is this story untrue on its face, Norcross was supporting (Shavar) Jeffries and I was supporting (Ras) Baraka in the Newark mayoral race,” Lesniak said in an email to the Gothamist that he forwarded to the New Jersey Globe.  “Why didn’t Solomon ask me about these anonymous allegations?  And how is Norcross relevant?”

Solomon has been a frequent critic of Norcross.

The Gothamist story remains unchanged despite Lesniak’s claim of inaccuracy.

Solomon, who is also a senior reporter for WNYC/New Jersey Public Radio, did not respond to emails seeking comment at 10:03 AM and 5:38 PM

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