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.
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