GA has a reasonable basis to believe that 2nd Ward Councilwoman Beth Mason is silently backing Carmelo Garcia's 6th Ward campaign, with a drumbeat of "in-kind" negative mailers funded through the backdoor by 'Real Democrats For Hoboken."
Oh yeah, this just in from the Dark Side...
Beth Mason is "business partners" with political operative James Barracato; each "owns or controls" a 50% share of a bar in Weehawken called 'Cooper Place, LLC.""Barracato is running Carmelo's campaign."
Well, this came in my mailbox yesterday, "Paid for by Real Democrats For Hoboken, P.O. Box 3143, Hoboken NJ":
|Giattino is shown holding a beer- the pic was taken at her 2011 victory party.|
|Note, the Hudson Reporter quote is dated "7/3/2011". Giattino was inaugurated 2 days earlier on July 1, 2011.|
This came in my mailbox today, "Paid for by Real Democrats For Hoboken, P.O. Box 3143, Hoboken NJ":
|GA confirmed:NO SUCH VOTE WAS RECORDED on existing 02/06/2013 meeting minutes. Hoboken City Council has no legal authority to "ban assault weapons."|
|Once again, Hoboken has no legal authority to "ban assault weapons and high ca. Here is who the arepacity magazines."|
WHO are the "Real Democrats For Hoboken"?
A local political committee that has filed with ELEC for every year since 2011. Their ELEC filings appear to be incomplete and sporadic for all years, 2011-2015.
These are the officers of "Real Democrats for Hoboken" from the beginning to the present:
GA is curious why "Real Democrats for Hoboken" used a P.O. Box on their "Paid for" instead of their REGISTERED address?
Could it be the Officers of "Real Democrats for Hoboken" don't want to be associated with a dishonest, smear campaign?
"Real Democrats for Hoboken" Committee Chairman John Keim and Treasurer, Ines Keim, will be expected to provide a full financial accounting for their payment of these fliers.