West Ward Councilman Ronald C. Rice delivered a fiery speech to backers last night at the Spot in Newark where sentiment turned into pre-campaign slogan.
“It’s time,” was the Rice mantra.
Son of state Sen. Ronald L. Rice (D-28), the councilman is exploring a run against veteran incumbent U.S. Rep. Donald Payne (D-10).
He challenged the crowd – which numbered about 50 people at $175 per head – to help him raise $100,000 in the month of February.
In part based on that effort, Rice will decide if he will challenge Payne in the June Democratic Primary.
"It was clear by the showing in the room, the theme of change is alive and well in the 10th - the yearning for new energy and leadership was evident,” said Michael Makarski, exploratory committee senior advisor.
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“Unfortunately for the governor, the investigation appears to be turning him into a more polarizing figure. As recently as late last year, his approval numbers were consistently bigger than his disapproves - by a pretty big margin - and more voters liked everything about him than disliked everything about him. One of the defining characteristics of the governor that makes him a nationally sought after Republican is his widespread appeal in a Democratic state. Bridgegate continues to erode that asset.” - FDU Poll Director Krista Jenkins.- PolitickerNJ.com
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