By PolitickerNJ Staff | November 16th, 2012 - 8:33pm
| More

Men wearing FBI jackets in City Hall did nothing to stop the stampede of Brian P. Stack supporters and would-be supporters who last night attended a fundraiser for the mayor's civic association.

Among those spotted in the jam-packed crowd were next year's two most visible contenders for the Jersey City mayor's seat: incumbent Mayor Jerry Healy and Downtown Councilman Steve Fulop.

A staunch member of the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO), Healy appears to be Stack's natural antagonist in the developing mayoral war.

But sources close to Stack say he and Fulop are likewise not a natural fit. 

The fact that Stack has not yet picked a candidate makes state Sen. Sandy Cunningham's (D-31) flirtation with her own mayoral run that much more intriguing from a Stack standpoint.

Even that pairing is far from perfect for Stack, who has fought his share of political wars with state Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20). Lesniak is right now Cunningham's most substantial party ally outside Jersey City.

The bottom line is that Stack is still nursing his options, and Healy, in attendance, knows Stack is not yet settled.

The Back Room

As in Connecticut, Christie to visit Colorado 'often'

Travelling in Colorado today, Gov. Chris Christie, head of the Republican Governors Association, called Colorado's governor's race "winnable for Republicans" and pledged to visit the state often in support of GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez.

Read More >

Op-Ed

Legislation needed to restore balance in election financing

By JEFF BRINDLE Much has been written about the magnitude of campaign spending by independent special interest groups.  But until now, there has been little discussion about the impact. During the 2012 Presidential and Congressional contests,... Read More >

Contributors

 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »
(7-23-14) Rabner Opinion Keeps “Christie for President” Alive - Gov. Chris Christie’s fight to prevent same-sex marriage in New Jersey ended with Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.... more »
The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America  The foreign policy debate in the media between prospective GOP Presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and... more »
(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

“We lived up to our end of the bargain. He didn’t live up to his end of the deal.” - Ed Connolly, president of the New Jersey Firemen’s Benevolent Association.

- The Bergen Record

Poll

Who's right on the death penalty?:

Blogroll

Visit the PolitickerNJ.com/resources page for links to the best collection of information on New Jersey state government.

 

  • Polls
  • The best blogs
  • Columnists
  • State election results
  • Assembly election results
  • Local party websites
  • And more.

PolitickerNJ.com/resources

The Back Room is the place where the real work gets done. You will find the analysis, the dirty truth and the inside scoop you’ve come to expect from PolitickerNJ over the years.

Send tips to:
editor@politickernj.com