Thursday, January 31, 2013
Dark Horse in the Lead?
Is it true?
The latest scuttlebutt GA's heard from a few different places is this: Union City Mayor Brian Stack is seriously considering Frank Raia for that coveted Assembly slot on his ticket! Yep, Farmer Frank.
Wow. GA's calling him the Dark Horse candidate, but what do I know?
According to Al Sullivan there are four contenders for Stack's ticket: Beth Mason, Ravi Bhalla, Michael Russo and Frank Raia. Now, I never took Mason seriously- but a Dark Side source thought her ability to write a million-dollar check would rule the day. GA hears that is not happening, that Mason is OUT.
But Pupie? He wants out of Hoboken? He's congenial enough for sure, and got all his marbles- unlike Mason. But what does he bring to the ticket? He's never been a huge vote-getter.
Bhalla comes with a large voting base in and outside of Hoboken. He brings diversity to the ticket, and proven fundraising ability to offset Frank's deep pockets.
Well, who knows. I am not sure how Mike Russo got on Sullivan's list. Why would Stack pick him?