Regardless of what happens in 2013, the 2014 Newark mayor's race is already at full tilt.
North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos held a fundraiser last night and welcomed many of his chief allies, including Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, Jersey City mayoral hopeful Councilman Steve Fulop and At-Large Councilman Carlos Gonzalez.
At-Large Councilman Luis Quintana was also spotted in the crowd.
The event came a night after West Ward Councilman Ronald C. Rice held his own fundraising event. Rice is examining the possibility of his own mayoral bid.
Tied to the longstanding North Ward Democratic Organization, a county administrator with additional close ties to the Newark Police Department, Ramos presided over a well-attended function.
More than 250 people attended and the campaign raised $50,000, according to Ramos spokesman Bruno Tedeschi.
Also in the hunt early to succeed Mayor Cory Booker is Seton Hall University Law Professor Shavar Jeffries, a former Schools Advisory Board member.
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