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.
NEWARK - U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman laughed and exclaimed "So close!" when asked by a member of the press about the ongoing federal investigation into the September 2013 George Washington Bridge access lane closure incident, a.k.a. the Bridgegate scandal, at a Tuesday press conference in downtown Newark. Then Fishman soberly addressed the progress his office has made.Read More >
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 >
“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
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