|Hoboken Councilwoman Beth Mason goes shopping in Jersey City|
Attention, Shoppers... there's been a cash spill in Aisle 5...
Hoboken housewife Beth Mason and her happily wedded-wallet Ricky Mason, have crashed their fortune into the campaign coffers of Jersey City Mayor Healy, causing a massive spill of $46,000... be careful not to slip on loose change.
You heard it right. The Exxon-Valdez of campaign contributions to the Healy campaign from Beth and Ricky Mason, $46,000, represents 7% of the $ 638K Healy has received to-date.
Look at the aggregate amounts Healy's gotten from Unions- who collectively represent thousands of workers:
Tile Marble & Terrazo Local Union No. 7 $600
PBA Local Union 334 $1500
Local 68 IUOE $1,000
* Heavy & General Construction Laborer's Local Union 472 $8,200
* UA Plumbers Local No. 24 $21,000
* Local Union #164 IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) $38,200
Beth & Rick Mason $46,000
Chew on this: donors Beth and Ricky Mason gave more money to Jeremiah Healy than any of the building trades.
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And we are still 8 days away from the May 14, 2013 Jersey City Primary when more GOTV loot pours in... swishity swish.
What are the Masons doing?
It looks like the moola started rolling in around the time Union City Mayor Brian Stack picked HHA Executive Director Carmelo Garcia for the Hoboken Assembly slot.
Is this mega-donation supposed to buy her a seat at the County on the HCDO line? Whose seat? Everybody, watch your back. The closer to political irrelevance Mason slides, the more money shes pitching to stay in the game.
Perhaps the contribution means to buy 'good will' toward her Boy Wonder Tim Occhipinti, who seems to be gearing up to take on Mayor Dawn Zimmer. Occhipinti is mum so far, or else just busy practicing big words, like: "pothole" and "Mr. Softee."
To put into perspective what a shitload of cash this is, take a look at Mason's 2012 Federal Contributions.
No, you don't. The largest single donation Mason gave was $10K.
And that was just federal. Mason and her wedded-wallet spread oodles of dough around the state and Hudson County, even donating to Ruben Ramos before she forgot he existed. But not one exceeds $10,000.
Which begs the question, why the loot shower on Mayor Healy?
And why shit-can Fulop? I thought Mason admired him. Remember this? From politickernj in 2008:
HOBOKEN - Taking a nod from Jersey City Councilman Steve Fulop, freshman Hoboken Councilwoman Beth Mason intends to introduce an amendment that would ban city elected officials from receiving more than one public salary or pension.
Well, it really is amazing the amount of cash the Masons are dumping into Jersey City politics.
So for $46K what have they bought?