Denied in his June Primary run for Congress in the 10th District, West Ward Councilman Ronald C. Rice is gearing up again for another race, this one a citywide endeavor.
Two sources close to Rice told PolitickerNJ.com the councilman is telling allies he will run for mayor in 2014.
People around sitting Mayor Cory Booker assume he's not running for a third term.
But there may be enough damage in the relations between Rice and Booker that whatever Booker's intentions, Rice will run anyway.
Son of state Sen. Ronald L. Rice, (D-28), the councilman hoped his alliance with the city's sitting mayor would translate into some kind of political capital in time for his congressional challenge.
Now, Rice is getting started early, painfuly aware of his Achilles heel in the congressional race: lack of money.
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 >
By ASLON GOOW, SR. I have spent the past three decades raising a family, building a business, and working to improve our Paterson communities. I am proud of those accomplishments. In 2002, I spoke at an expungement... Read More >
"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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