Fulop to help Gusciora

The mayors of New Jersey's two largest cities will get together to raise money next week for Reed Gusciora's campaign for mayor of Trenton. Mayors Steve Fulop of Jersey City will host a fundraiser for Gusciora next Monday in Jersey City to help boost is coffers in advance of the June 12 runoff.  Fulop has invited Newark Ras Baraka to join him. Gusciora and businessman Paul Perez were the top

Newark by the Numbers: How Baraka Won?

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka won a re-election on Tuesday with a record-setting 77% of the vote.  Here’s how he did it: * The North Ward gave Baraka 80.3% of the vote against challenger Gayle Cheneyfield Jenkins.  Turnout was 20% and Baraka’s margin was 3,560. * The West Ward gave Baraka 78.2% of the vote. Turnout was 18% and Baraka’s margin was 3,069. * The South Ward gave Baraka 77.3% of

The Inside Edge: May Election Edition

  Bayonne election may impact Hudson Dem Chair Race Among the many spoils in today’s Bayonne elections are 102 County Committee votes in next month’s election for Hudson County Democratic Chairman.  Since city employees and their families occupy the bulk of the seats, the winner of the race for mayor will have considerable sway over where the county committee goes in June.  Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and Mayor Jimmy

Webber launches first TV ad

Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris Plains) has released his first TV ad in his bid for Rodney Frelinghuysen's seat in Congress. "Morning" highlights his conservative views and refers to Ronald Reagan's classic "Morning in America" ad that ran during the 1984 presidential campaign. The ad is entirely in Webber's voice: "When I was growing up, it was morning again in America. I'm Jay Webber. I'm a conservative, a patriot, a husband,

Fulop raises $50k for Baraka

The mayors of the state's two largest cities teamed up today for a fundraising event that reminds the New Jersey political establishment of the alliance between the two Democrats. Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop raised a reported $50,000 at a fundraiser today in Jersey City for Ras Baraka, who is seeking re-election to a second term as mayor of Newark in next week's municipal elections.    Baraka is heavily favored

Garden State Equality endorses Gusciora, O’Donnell & Baraka

The state’s largest LGBT organization has endorsed candidates in the May 8 non-partisan municipal elections. Garden State Equality, which boasts 150,000 statewide members, is backing Assemblyman Reed Gusciora for mayor of Trenton, former Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell for mayor of Bayonne, and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka for re-election to a second term. “We carefully selected the candidates that we feel will uphold the goals and ideals we fight for every day,”