A Facebook post authored by Mike DeFusco's political advisor, that smeared this blog/yours truly as "Alt-Right" and "homophobic" is still there. A reader sent it to me:
You liked this blog enough when it endorsed YOU and defended YOU.
“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”
OUCH! A black eye and four missing teeth!
Why, oh why did that TOOL think he could come from North Bergen to take over Hoboken (by electing Mike DeFusco)?
GA is still trying to figure that out.
To recap: Nick Sacco (Legislative District 32) and Vincent Prieto (NJ Assembly Speaker) have dispatched their political operative (Joey Muniz) into the Hoboken political arena to knock out Mayor Dawn Zimmer. According to Max Pizzaro of InsiderNJ,
"A source told InsiderNJ that Joey Muniz of North Bergen – a politically well-connected, fierce DeFusco backer – has a good relationship with Ramos and may be that primary nudge behind the assemblyman to get him into the freeholder contest if Romano refuses to drop out of his own mayoral bid. Muniz wants DeFusco to have a clear path to a mano a mano with Zimmer, and doesn’t want “Stick” muddying the contest. Muniz is so bullish on DeFusco, in fact, that one of his allies recently had words with Phil Murphy for Governor minder Brendan Gill about Murphy’s support for Zimmer. The message-deliver for Muniz told Gill that the gubernatorial candidate should not align himself with Zimmer as long as Muniz wants DeFusco."Only someone is in the way: Freeholder Anthony 'Stick' Romano. (And maybe Brian Stack. And maybe Phil Murphy.)
While Defusco has not announced yet, it's common knowledge that Muniz, et. al, are bullying Stick Romano to "announce" he's not running. Wait...
So, Stick- a born and raised Hobokenite is being pushed around- shit on, to make room for The Chosen One?
There's a cadre of out-of-town support for DeFusco. They may be helping him run his stealth mayoral campaign. Somebody is.
In my opinion, DeFusco has been getting "help." GA has noted at meetings that he reads off his phone a lot, and/or reads off of prepared notes.
So, GA was not surprised to see a campaign video pop up on Facebook, adapted from a script DeFusco read at the City council the other night. It really merits its own post, with a clip. As Fake News goes, the stunt was well done: Reform doesn't care about Historic Preservation... I've been trying to save the church since I was born..."
No doubt, the resolution was political theater- a public overture of caring about preserving historic architecture, the perfect rebuttal for the argument he's aggressively pro-development.
The video will be used in DeFusco's mayoral campaign- which has effectively started.
What is really important to note, and troubling, is the amount of campaigning for MAYOR that DeFusco appears to be doing without legal ACCOUNTABILITY for his campaign receipts and expenditures.
By running a stealth mayoral campaign now, the candidate evades answering these questions:
- WHO is working on DeFusco's mayoral campaign?
- WHO is funding the DeFusco mayoral campaign?
- WHO is paying the people who have been helping DeFusco?
- WHAT cash or in-kind contributions has he received to-date?
Okay... the North Bergen DeFusco coalition has already lined up to wet their beaks in Hoboken. They want our money badly enough to bully Phil Murphy and threaten Stick to drop out of the mayoral race.
It is time for Michael DeFusco to announce he is running for mayor, and to make his campaign financing public.