Yet another plot twist in Hoboken's mayoral contest: Hoboken Freeholder Anthony Romano has gone on-the-record with the Hoboken Reporter's Al Sullivan to deny reports he's cut a deal with the HCDO.
The deal, as reported, would have Romano give up his plan to run for mayor of Hoboken against Zimmer in November.There you go. Now, do you believe it?
Romano, however, said he has not made up his mind about running for mayor, and intends to seek the Democratic nomination for freeholder with or without HCDO support.
“If I win the nomination, then I might run for mayor and freeholder at the same time,” he said. “If I win both, then I’ll have to decide which one to accept.”
If a deal was cut, Anthony Romano doesn't want the word out. One reason might be to screw Mike DeFusco since both draw from the same pool of donors and endorsements. Who would that benefit? La di da....
The latest shoe to drop (on the heads of prospective mayoral candidates) is the appearance of Special Guest Ambassador Phil Murphy for Mayor Zimmer on April 17. Murphy is backing Zimmer, that's clear.
And interestingly, when GA scoured dozens of photos on Stick's Facebook page, I couldn't find one of him taken with Phil Murphy; Romano has posted schmooze-photos taken at various events with everyone in Hudson County politics or representing our district in Congress. Maybe I missed it.
When GA Googled "Phil Murphy Hoboken" for images, these came up from Murphy's visit to Hoboken:
Would Stick really throw in as a Hoboken's mayoral race under these circumstances?
On the other hand, DeFusco presumed mayoral ambition may not be deterred at all by Phil Murphy entering for the mayor, we shall see.
Hoboken-grown statewide political organization, New Jersey Awakens is running a Freeholder candidate to challenge incumbent Anthony 'Stick' Romano! Her name is Meghan Dunworth Dodd. Stay tuned.
For skeptics out there: New Jersey Awakens is an INDEPENDENT grassroots political group. It's stated purpose and objective:
The political system is broken and our democracy is in danger. Our votes have been gerrymandered to non-relevance and drowned out by special interest money both nationally and in our state.
GA applauds the goals of Dana Wefer's organization like I applaud the ORGANIC protests springing up all over America to oppose Dolt 45's white nationalist agenda.
Vote for whomever you want, but don't piss on Democracy.