TRENTON - The back chatter persists about who in Middlesex County will run for governor for the Democrats against Gov. Chris Christie, and while sources say Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-19) appears ready, and state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18) is also poised, another candidate has emerged, he says.
He's run before at the local level, lost, and now wants to run again.
Union carpenter William Arajuo of Edison this evening told PolitickerNJ.com that he's running for governor.
"As when I ran for mayor in Edison, I still have the same principles," said the failed 2009 candidate, who challenged Jun Choi and lost to Toni Ricigliano.
"I want to know why taxes are so high - gas prices, food, tolls - alot of different issues," said the native of Newark's Ironbound neighborhood. "Students have to sleep in their cars because they can't afford to ride the toll roads and gas is high. It's not right.
"I am the true middle class," added the prospective gubernatorial candidate, a Democrat.
Asked if he has any specific objections to Christie, Arajuo said, "Learn to listen to people. The tunnel project should not have been canceled. The unions are not the problems, teachers, police, fire. I think the salaries of upper management in all institutions have to be checked. If you have one bad manager, you will have 100 disgruntled employees."
Days after Jersey City Mayor (and 2017 gubernatorial hopeful) Steve Fulop declared his support and fundraising devotion to South Jersey Congressional candidate Bill Hughes, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) see-sawed onto Fulop's turf with his own "I can find pockets of love in every part of this state including JC" statement.Read More >
Fulop endorses Smith in Bayonne mayoral raceBAYONNE - Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop parachuted into the Bayonne mayoral race on Thursday night by endorsing incumbent Mayor Mark Smith."It is a pleasure to be with you here, Mark," said Fulop to a crowd of more than 125 supporters at a...
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"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop- PolitickerNJ.com
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