With election days away, Murphy stumps in Hudson

Gov. Phil Murphy was in Hudson County on Friday to shore up the Democratic stronghold ahead of Tuesday’s election. Murphy, after making a governmental stop at a school opening in Secaucus, spent much of the late afternoon walking the streets of Hoboken, Jersey City and Bayonne to stump for Menendez. The governor wouldn’t say if he was worried about voters Menendez’s home county being put off by the senator’s ethics

Fulop has fallen and he can’t get up

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, once the front runner for the Democratic nomination for governor, is beginning a series of small road trips to visit some of the people who had once supported him – many of whom still feel a little burned by his sudden and still unexplained exit from the race. One Democrat who still likes Fulop is Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornick. But even old friends are finding

Amy DeGise angling for diplomacy with Fulop

Hudson County Democratic Chairwoman Amy DeGise on Friday revealed a much kinder regard of Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop than many other Democrats in the county have expressed following her election to the post in June. “I hope that we can continue building the bridge together and working together because we both want the best for Jersey City and Hudson county, and I think sometimes we have to separate personal

Cunningham: ‘It’s a little early’ to decide on Fulop

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop has lost a lot of allies in the three months that have passed since Amy DeGise became Hudson County Democratic chairwoman, and it’s unclear whether he can count on Sen. Sandra Cunningham’s support. “I think it's a little early to make that decision,” Cunningham said when asked if she’d back the once-rising star when push came to shove. Cunningham insisted that her statement wasn’t an

Chaparro not ready to back Fulop in possible senate run

Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro isn’t ready to back Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop should he run for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker’s seat if the latter runs for and wins the Democratic nomination for President in 2020. “You are way into the future,” Chaparro said. “A couple of days in politics is a lifetime, right? Not even a week. I'm not even in that mindset. Who knows how many people are going

DeGise pulls out of ICE deal

Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise will begin a process to end the county's deal with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by 2020. The move helps bring Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla back into the party fold and leaves Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop completely isolated within the Hudson County Democrats amidst DeGise's move to take the issue off the table. "Just a month ago, I did not see a path