Today's Earwitness Rumor(s) were provided by an Ear thisclose to Dark Side 'movers and shakers' including elected officials.
It is an Earwitness Rumor JAMBALAYA from behind-the-scenes:
Frank 'Pupie' Raia is ("definitely") helping Tim Occhipinti in the 4th ward race. Paul Swibinski is working for Ruben Ramos "because they hate Frank." Michael Russo is pushing Ruben in the race because he can control him. Frank pushed Tim to run in 2013 because he (Raia) wanted to run for City Council. Russo has asked Unions to support Ramos. They turned him down. Russo's hate for the mayor is real. Hates her because his dad, Anthony Russo, got kicked off the City's health plan. Nobody knows that Ruben is suing the City for alleged contamination to his house by underground oil tanks at the Boys and Girls Club. Beth Mason is supporting Peter Biancamano in the 2nd Ward and Carmelo Garcia in the 6th. Pablo Fonseca, on the Biancamano campaign, "cant stand Carmelo." Word is Carmelo Garcia transferred his entire Garcia for Assembly account balance ("$41,000 or whatever it is") to his Garcia for Council race, and he is hitting up Dems in Trenton for money to "take out a Republican." (Giattino)WOW, that's an earful.
GA's Earwitness was unable to confirm whether Frank was involved in the Board of Education race.
GA believes if Frank is helping Tim, then he is most likely helping the "Smarter Future" ticket with friends Britney Montgomery and John Madigan.
As my Earwitness told me: "Frank is very loyal."