NORTHFIELD - Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) defended his party leadership's decision to allow gubernatorial candidate state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18) to deliver the Democrats' budget rebuttal as a solo act.
"She's our gubernatorial candidate," Sweeney told PolitickerNJ.com. "She asked to do the address. It was an opportunity for her to respond.
"I'm going to do what it takes for her to be successful," Sweeney added of the Democrats' gubernatorial candidate, who lags far behind incumbent Gov. Chris Christie in the polls. "The Democrats in our house would have stood there with her. But this was her time to deliver the party's message and I thought she did a great job delivering it."
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Former Mayor Gibson endorses Baraka for mayor if Newark NEWARK - Former Mayor Ken Gibson tonight formally backed South Ward Councilman Ras Baraka for mayor of Newark at a campaign event at the Robert Treat Hotel. "I'm endorsing Ras Baraka for mayor," Gibson told PolitickerNJ.com in the Crystal Ballroom. "He...
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"It's incredible, it's a dream. I would never have imagined that I would be running for mayor, but to have Ken Gibson say that, I didn't expect it. Having Ken Gibson on my side is the ultimate reference check. It's the ultimate in street credibility. Mr. Gibson said it, when he was running for mayor, people said that they weren't ready, but Mr. Gibson said 'ready or not, here I come.' I think that's apropos for my campaign. Newark is ready for this." Newark Mayoral candidate Ras Baraka- PolitickerNJ.com
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