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|Timmy's 2012 invitation vs. Timmy's 2013 invitation|
A few days ago, GA was sent the invitation to Timmy's "4th Annual Politics, Pasta and Sinatra" to be held at Leo's Grandevous on December 12, 2013.
The word "fundraiser" did not appear on the invitation. Just "Suggested contributions" of $125 for ("General Admission") and $35 ("Young Professionals") with "Checks Payable to Occhipinti for Council."
GA was struck by the timid language: a new Tim Occhipinti with his tail tucked between his legs bearing a tin cup, even offering us a discount if we'll just show up: "Contact me directly if you would like to attend the event at a discounted ticket price."
A "discounted ticket price" on a suggestion?
Uh, oh. That's how politically diminished Occhipinti is from where he was last year at this time.
The invitations say it all.
GA retrieved 2012's "3rd Annual Politics, Pasta and Sinatra" invitation. Side by side, the two snapshots illustrate Tim's political downfall.
The 2012 invitation calls his event an "annual fundraiser", features custom artwork and appears to be professionally done- writing and graphics- by a political consultant or consulting group. There is no "suggested" contribution, nor a "young professionals" price; it costs $125, firm. Tim will grudgingly "work out special pricing if necessary. Please email me directly." And there's the legal verbiage "Paid for by Occhipinti for Council at 79 Monroe & Hoboken NJ"
In 2013, the invitation is a sloppy, cut-and-paste of the professional job done last year- and Timmy steers away from calling it a "fundraiser", negotiates "suggested" contributions- an unstated admission his stock's gone way down. Also, there's no "paid for" verbiage.
In 2012, Occhipinti signed off this way:
Hoboken 4th Ward Councilman
In 2013, it's:
|Fill 'er up.|
Timmy's October 15, 2013 ELEC shows Occhipinti for Council (election: May 11, 2015) with a balance of $633.47- down from $14,373.03.
And so, the new, humbled Tim who spent his 2015 campaign cash like a drunken sailor, comes to us with arm outstretched, holding a tin cup labeled "Politics, Pasta and Sinatra".
The question is, WHO will fill his cup this time?
Meanwhile, a peek at One Hoboken's BoE slate "One Hoboken Moving Forward" 20-day Post ELEC report filed on 11/25/13 shows a balance of $3,508.11. Maybe Timmy can "move that forward" into his 2015 war-chest?
Speaking of that ELEC, take a look at the disbursements made the day after the election, 11/06/13: