What an exciting election season it's been in the 6th Ward of Hoboken!
There's "Garcia for Hoboken Council's" failure to file his 29-day pre-election ELEC while re-filing his April 2015 "Garcia for Assembly" ELEC in October 2015.
Simply put, Assemblyman Garcia has reported NO new financial information since April 2015, and 6th Ward candidate Garcia has NEVER reported a single financial transaction: account balance, campaign contributions, campaign disbursements, in-kind contributions... while candidate Garcia is spending loot like a drunken sailor... he's hosted a block party, paid for coffee give-aways at Dunkin Donuts and 7-11, mailed constituents from both the Assembly and his local office....
All amidst RUMOR that he's tapped his "$41K Assembly monies" for his Hoboken campaign!
Uh-oh! ELEC permits Garcia's self-contribution maximum of $8,200 from his assembly committee to his council committee- including in-kind, although Hoboken's anti-wheeling law permits only $500.
The SCANDALS: Gandhi-gate and Hair-gate
GA readers know all about Gandhi-gate: Carmelo Garcia electioneering in Hoboken's 6th Ward with Gandhi-grams (letters) sent in Republican Assemblyman Sam Fiocci's envelopes.
exciting breaking news tomorrow on this scandal, so "y'all come back now!"
What is Hair-gate?
It's a FASCINATING breaking scandal which portends to drag in well-known figures on Hoboken's political scene including elected officials. Hair-gate will unfold on the tortuously slow time-clock of our courts, and not at the speed of anyone's political agenda. In short, it appears a group (members unconfirmed prior to depositions) sought a very dubious political orgasm while being ignorant of SERIOUS legal consequences. GA is referring to the "500 email" dump of a private citizen's emails during the discovery phase of litigation without consent of the court AND the dissemination of these emails to others in a 'conspiracy' to leak court supervised discovery for political purposes: impacting an election and damaging the Zimmer administration.
Were any elected officials on the council complicit in knowing beforehand what was going down before a duly constituted governing body of the state of New Jersey?
And now... for the latest....
"A CONCERNED CITIZEN"
As GA headed out yesterday, I found this in my mailbox:
Holy cow! A FACT-BASED educational mailer about Carmelo Garcia, from "A CONCERNED CITIZEN" arriving ON THE SAME DAY as the Hoboken Reporter's one-sided 'Hair-gate' story...
Coincidence? It seems a little too coincidental...
Who is "A CONCERNED CITIZEN?"
Historically, this kind of arrow has been in the Dark Side's quiver... but aren't those Dark Stars aligned for November 3? We may conclude it was a person or entity with loot and enough animus toward Garcia to gift (the 6th Ward? city-wide?) with the truth about Garcia. Possibly, it came from outside of Hoboken.... maybe the Assembly. Payback from Republicans for embarrassing Fiocchi? GA sources say 'they' are plenty pissed at him.
Who knows. GA wonders if "A CONCERNED CITIZEN" will appear again in our mailboxes, perhaps in a different ward next time? Be on the lookout, people! And please, send your pics to GA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yep, this has been an exciting election season.