Friday, December 27, 2013

Earwitness: That Campaign Again


Oh dear!

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.

10 comments:

  1. Wow, if we could only guess who the Raia campaign worker was. Perhaps someone with a track record of filing bogus claims.

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  2. It's hard to believe Frank would work with any of them again.

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  3. i don't buy the "frank's so rich, he doesn't care" meme. he got shafted, and if it was me i'd be ripping new a-holes in at least a half-dozen lowlifes right now.

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    1. i agree. he's one hell of a sucker if he hooks up with the same people who bled him last time.

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  4. Anyone know if Tim's condo sold yet?

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  5. raia paid for all those no show jobs. the mason people were ripping him off. she's too nuts to know the difference. the putz you call fin boy has been scamming her for years. he's always been with russo. until he put the old man on the poster and called him a "criminal" no one trusts that guy anymore. he smiles at you while he knifes you in the back and steals your wallet. funnny thing is cryan knew what was going on

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  6. Frank doesn't have many friends, it's not like he can afford to get rid of the one's he's got, even if they screwed him over.

    Raia's got more cash than Russo . Usually cash is king, but historically, Raia hasn't been able to buy the 3rd ward from the Russo family.

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    1. Raia is held in very low esteem now. Russo can improve his image by really doing his job as a councilperson. Russo is one of two on his recent votes [Sinatra contract vote a plus and the lawsuit settlement, a minus........Raia can do nothing, except to be rejected by many.

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    2. After all Russo did to help Ramos undermine Raia' campaign, Russo better get something out of it. But don't trust him to be a "good councilman," russo is still russo, and that means he's only interested in helping increase his own power.

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  7. You have to understand that public office is the family business for these families and as such they are contently trying to squeeze every dollar they can out of Hoboken's taxpayers for themselves.

    They may not be a blatant as screaming THIS TOWN IS OURS in public anymore but that is what they still believe in their dark hearts.

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