Just when GA thought tongues had stopped wagging about Tim Occhipinti's ill-fated mayoral campaign, a fresh dispatch arrives from an Earwitness.
(Mason consultant) sent out multiple checks- four and five- to people on the campaign, for work they didn't do. They paid each worker four or five times. They were bleeding Raia or it was chaos. Same result.If GA's Earwitness is correct, that could explain where at least some moneys from seemingly excessive disbursements reported to ELEC ($92K for mailers) actually went.
|CURIOUS: Why were mayoral campaign disbursements declared on a School Board slate's ELEC report? One Hoboken disbursements appear on One Hoboken Moving Forward's ELEC above.|
GA's Earwitness kept dishing.
One of Raia's workers filed a harassment suit against a Ruben Ramos family member for obstructing their campaign's absentee ballot operation. The Raia worker dropped the suit later, and no one can figure out why. Ramos effectively suppressed the Raia VBM operation which Frank should have owned.And last:
In spite of how Raia was taken to the cleaners and finished a humiliating seventh, Cryan is still in good standing with him. It looks like Raia is building an organization to take on Russo in 2015.No surprise there, Earwitness! One can never start too early. Interesting, the Earwitness reports Raia maintains confidence in One Hoboken's campaign manager; that's like booking a second ride on the SS Hindenburg. GA would be inclined to hire a new team, but what do I know?
Well, some folks believe Russo is vulnerable in 2015. We'll see.