In his annual State of the South Ward address tonight, Newark South Ward Councilman Ras Baraka formally entered the 2014 race for mayor.
Baraka unveiled "I believe in Newark" as the official slogan of his campaign.
A source told PolitickerNJ.com that North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos will likely formally get in the race after the school board elections.
A third probable canddiate, former Attorney General Assistant Counsel Shavar Jeffries, has not yet formally announced his candidacy.
The men are vying for the City Hall command chair currently occupied by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who is running for the U.S. Senate in 2014.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker will join Roselle Mayor Jamel Holley for a meet and greet tomorrow evening for incumbent state Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20).Read More >
PolitickerNJ.com interview: Jason O’Donnell Confident he has the votes to be the next Democratic State chairman, Jason O’Donnell said his objective will be to drive the core message of the Democratic Party. “My main objective is to bring Democrats home,” said O’Donnell, 41, an assemblyman from Bayonne. “If we...
By Tedford J. Taylor No topic is a less likely conversation-starter than our eventual deaths. Still, there is a lot to talk about. When polled, about 90 percent of people presented with end-of-life scenarios prefer the prospect of dying at home with... Read More >
"That's state money and the speaker has never raised an objection to that, and now all of a sudden she objects to her own bill. She's objecting on a basis she hasn't objected before on the TAG Grant program. Let's face it everybody, this is just politics. It's election year and it's politics." - Gov. Chris Christie, on Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34).- PolitickerNJ.com
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