Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Star Ledge: Mason seeks to screw Steve Fulop


Oh, my!  Did you read today's Star LedgeShocking.

Their cover story dovetails with Al Sullivan's column this week:
"...Russo and Romano suggested Councilwoman Beth Mason as a compromise chair person. Most believe she won’t be running for reelection in the 2nd Ward and she would do well as bolstering the Democratic Party especially in helping Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president.

But for even more powerful people outside of Hoboken, Mason poses a threat, since she is aligned with state Senator Stephen Sweeney at a time when many in Hudson County are behind Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop’s possible run for governor. Sweeney is seen as a potential candidate as well.

A call from one of Fulop’s people apparently said that if Mason wants the chair, she would have to endorse Fulop and donate to his campaign, sources said. Mason apparently told the Fulop people to take a flying leap and to keep their nose out of Hoboken politics."
You know, GA poked around a little for information about whether the Dem committee chair was going to Beth Mason, as was rumored.  Responses I got from reliable sources ran the gamut from "She's not getting it" to "That bitch gets nothing."

Oh yes, the animus for Mason outside of Hoboken runs deep. Politically speaking, she's D.O.A. in Hudson County.

GA heard Beth Mason is considering starting her own Democratic organization, again dovetailing with the Sullivan column:
"Mason could also get around the fight by running her own ticket of Democratic committee people in the June primary against those who are currently there. If successful, she would be able to take over the Democratic party anyway and would likely become chair person by controlling all the votes."
While GA is told it would never work, a bad idea never stopped the Mason gang.

Well, as the Star Ledge referenced, the leaders of Hudson County municipalities have aligned behind Steve Fulop's gubernatorial ambitions- except for Beth Mason.   In the eyes of Fulop loyalists, supporting 'traitor' Beth Mason as Dem Committee President would be akin to giving Mayor Fulop  the finger.

23 comments:

  1. Beth Mason, the epitome of a person with too much time and money on their hands.

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  2. I would love to see this 'new' Democratic committee assembled by Finn boy and other paid staff, stocked with paid members, most likely the ones she took for a freebie to Atlantic City.

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  3. "Keep your nose out of Hoboken politics!" from the woman who dumped $26k (Ricky dumped another $26k) into a Jersey City mayoral race. Okay...

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  4. $52K from the Masons to the Healy mayoral campaign? Doesn't Jersey City have individual contribution limits?

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    1. Yes, indeed. From memory- there were 10 persons on the Healy Move Forward 2013 committee. Individual donations max at $2600 per candidate, so that would be $26,000 max per individual donor contribution. Beth and Ricky each gave the max: $26K x 2 = $52,000 total. Mason was also seen campaigning with Adam Alonso in Jersey City, and was involved in 'shenanigans' to destroy the reputation and career of Fulop's right hand man, Tommy Bertoli. For that, she enlisted James Barracato, who was distributing thumbs drives to media outlets like candy.

      In short, she gave a lot for a Jersey City election.

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    2. Interesting how that worked out. Isn't Bertoli listed as one of the most powerful political players in the state by Politicker and other web sites, while the Mason crew won't even be able to hold onto a ward seat without spending close to a million dollars, even then probably losing

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  5. Beth - I'm powerful and important, I'm the Red Baron. Please send $46,000 in political contributions to me. I could really use it !!

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    1. Ha ha! I'm not Beth and my checks bounce like rubber balls- interested?

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    2. No thanks. I can write those types of checks too!

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  6. I just re-read the headline. I hear a lot of people think Steve is attractive and want to screw him. Maybe Beth doesn't understand figurative vs literal?

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    1. Is Ricky upset or relived ?

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    2. Steve's got that boyish charm- and a hot wife! Plus two cutie-pie daughters.

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    3. GA- Fulop is NOT married

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    4. Fulop has a girlfriend. She just moved in with him (or is about to). That was all over facebook last month.

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    5. Not married? If I recall, he introduced his wife and kids at his inaugural... maybe just a dream?

      http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2013/07/fulops-inaugural.html

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    6. i have no idea, but neither his bio on the jersey city municipal website nor his wikipedia entry mention family (wives, girlfriends, kids). not that i really care.

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    7. Thats not his wife or kids

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    8. I have confirmed he is not married. The tall, lovely lady at Fulop's inaugural was not his wife- a girlfriend, maybe.

      snoopy, this is all your fault!

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    9. I blame woodstock.

      http://www.chicpeajc.com/stories/people/mayor-steven-fulop/

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  7. Why does Beth think she is qualified to help determine who gets elected to office or who can and cannot support candidates around here? She has time and time again exhibited absolutely horrible judgment. Nobody should trust her much less care what she thinks. She is nothing but a nasty attitude with a checkbook.

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    1. Beth's qualification is Ricky's checkbook. It's all about the $$$$$$$...

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  8. She couldn't get her own slate elected.
    Hillary should just ask Beth to electronically make deposits into the Hillary account. No need to show up Beth, you git your photo now Scram loser.

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  9. Love the graphic. One of your best yet!

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