Never a dull moment in Hoboken politics, folks!
It's official: Hoboken bar owner and HHA-aspirant Joe Branco has thrown in with the Dark Side as Campaign Manager for Pupie Raia's BoE ticket!
Fresh from GA's Inbox, this Earwitness Report:
Wow!found out yesterday that Joe Branco is the campaign manager for Markevitch and (Oland). So much for the great reformer... LMAOit seems that they all met at Momma Russo's mother's house on Madison street Tuesday night, I guess it was for a strategy session. Fran and Peter, Pupie, Holmsie, T Burns etc. were also present.I believe I heard (Oland) didn't show up.
An entire Dark Side constellation aligned for the Kids First opposition ticket: Raia, Russo, Secaucus import Theresa Burns, 2 sitting School Board members: Frances Rhodes-Kearns and Peter Biancamano!
That's quite a statement from Branco, no?
After flirting with everyone at the ball, he's finally chosen. Like the saying goes: you dance with the one that brung you.
And from Joe's POV, what's Reform done for him lately?
Bupkis. No City Council seat, no HHA seat. So I suppose that's what this is about. Not a governing philosophy. Not principles.
GA wonders if Branco knows how his friends used BoE cash as a slush fund. Just in case...
Joe, here is your BoE Corruption Starter Kit:
Got that, Joe?
That's just for starters.
You have chosen to represent these folks and this what you will have to defend.
Welcome to the BoE race!