|Russo's 2011 campaign "fighting hate with love:" mocking opponent's Mormon religion under screen name "LincolnWives"|
GA can't figure out the hullabalo our local paper is making over the (so far) uncontested race in Ward 3.
Of course, Reform would like to run someone, or at least have Dark Side candidates firing cannons at each other. But the fact that Reform does not have a candidate in the Third Ward is not all that deep. It's not a metric of Zimmer's influence, nor a predictor of anything. In fact, the Zim-bot Theory is disproven in Ward Three; Reform does have substantial support in Russo-ville as evidenced by the 2011 Election Results.
Reform candidate Greg Lincoln garnered 1/3 of the votes in 2011. The fact is this: those interested in seeking public office are not evenly distributed in Hoboken's six wards, like sprinkles on a sundae. No, some wards have plenty of sprinkles, others have less. In 2015, (so far) it looks like the Third Ward has none.
That's the way it goes, Dark Siders. Why get your bloomers in a twist?
As for Pupie Raia, GA would like to see him take on Mike Russo. But the following came from a source:
Frank Raia will not be a candidate in this election. He's under doctor's orders not to run. Told me himself.Was Frank telling the truth?
GA would implore Raia not to run if this is true. But you know, people do what they want to do and not what they should do (If GA had Frank's dough, I'd cash out of Hoboken in a heartbeat and buy a lakeside camp in the Adirondacks.) So, who knows what Pupie is going to do, but MSV is reporting a rumor that "petitions were picked up late Friday on behalf of Frank "Pupie" Raia for the third ward City Council seat."
Well, it looks like the Dark Side is blowing a lot of smoke about the Third Ward, which tells you they're sh*tting pickles about the others. Ouch! There goes another one!
GA figures the Dark Side wants Reform to blow resources in the Third Ward, and so, this ado about Russo.
To anyone who cares to step up: you've got 24 hours to get your petitions in. But don't hold your breath, Dark Siders!