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

No wave election in Trenton

Poll workers say this year’s turnout in Trenton doesn’t look to be all that different from what the city’s seen in past years. The city of 80,000 has seen roughly 10,000 vote in municipal elections in recent years, a far cry from turnout in national elections, which tend to hover between 50% and 70%. Some poll workers suspected that the wide field of candidates this year might lead to a

Turnout slow in Trenton as voting starts

Municipal elections have started in the state, and candidates in some of the state’s cities are breathing a sigh of relief as campaigns come to a close. That’s unlikely to be the case in Trenton, where a field of seven candidates vying to replace retiring Mayor Eric Jackson all but guarantees the race will go to a runoff in June. So far, the morning’s slow but steady turnout seems to

Reynolds-Jackson not endorsing in Trenton race

Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, a former Trenton councilwoman and the Mercer County Democratic chair, is not backing anyone in the city’s mayoral election on Tuesday. She said she has known many of the candidates for quite some and does not want to inject herself into a race between them. But, Reynolds-Jackson did have one prediction to make. “I'm excited about all the voters, the energy that's in the city, so we're

Reynolds-Jackson plans to keep county chair role

Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-Trenton) plans to stay on as Mercer County Democratic Committee chairwoman now that she’s in the statehouse. “We've done a lot of great things here in the county trying to make sure we keep all of our Democratic people in office, and I think we want to continue along,” Reynolds-Jackson said. “We have a good coalition to do that” Reynolds-Jackson won a special election for the 15th