Monday, May 1, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Nason's Council picks and MORE

Nason has asked these folks to be her runningmates: left to right: Frank Rosner, Former BoE Trustee Maureen Sullivan , BoE Trustee Peter Biancamano
Thank you, Hoboken mayoral candidate Karen Nason for sharing your At-Large Council picks with GA!

"I've talked at length to all three, and they are perfect for me." Nason said, "I'm waiting for their answer."

So will either Frank Rosner, Maureen Sullivan or Peter Biancamano  sign on to Nason for Mayor?  

Rosner is by all accounts, a salt-of-the-earth type of guy;  well-liked and respected at his synagogue and in the Hoboken community at-large.  He's never held elected office.

Both Sullivan and Biancamano have held (or hold) elected office as Trustees of the Hoboken Board of Education.

What's interesting about the selection of runningmates (especially with a political newbie like Nason) is that its the candidate's first public executive decision; these are the people whom she trusts to govern Hoboken.  

In the meantime, Nason's hired a campaign manager: Don Goncalves.  Goncalves, a resident of Elizabeth, worked for the Elizabeth Public School district for 15 years.

In 2016, his fundraising efforts for two homeless men who'd found a backpack filled with explosives at an Elizabeth train station, garnered national press. The Washington Post wrote:
"Within days, the GoFundMe page that Goncalves set up had doubled its goal, and now has raised more than $25,000.  Goncalves, who has become the de facto spokesman for Parker and White — he has had inquiries from Hollywood for talk-show appearances and from the National Football League’s New York Jets to honor them at a game — said he is eager to get the money distributed. Some criticized his decision to give the local homeless organization a third of the money, but Goncalves felt it was important to give something to the group that will help Parker get back on his feet."
Nason's campaign also includes nationally-prominent Republican political strategist and pollster Adam Geller.  Geller is the founder and CEO of National Research, Inc., and...


most recently was a pollster for none other than...



Donald Trump.

GA told you DeFusco folks, underestimate Nason at your own peril. This gal means business.


79 comments:

  1. Nicky and Joey are speechless.

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  2. Blech! Aside from Frank, who I don't know these choices are as bad as they could be. Biacamano? Sullivan? I'd expect some serious commentary on this blog. Pinocchio noses on photos at a minimum!

    Anyway, to me it's Zimmer who should be scared. Nason is fishing in the republican pond - that's the crowd that Zimmer played to when she first ran for office in order to get close to victory and it's the crowd that Zimmer has clung to as her primary base all these years. If Nason pulls the republicans from Zimmer, Defusco might just waltz right in.

    Wow! This election is getting more interesting by the day. And I thought it was going to be dullsville this year with a Romano v. Zimmer snore-fest.

    Boy was I wrong!

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    1. You're right that it's getting more interesting.

      Serious commentary on the politics will follow- today is the announcement. I told Nason, "Peter's got more baggage than Grand Central Station." Listen, she's new to the 'game' and will make mistakes but at the end of the day will be judged based on her statements and her choices- including who she's picked to run with. What I don't like are bullying, nasty posts about her and efforts to intimidate her out of running. But, we are moving into the next phase- the race. Stay tuned.

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    2. Hopefully the next phase will have actual candidates, tickets and facts.

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  3. What republican is voting for Nason? I don't follow this line of thought. And Maureen and Sandwich head are not a good choices for a viable political campaign.

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  4. I e heard Frank is nice guy but didn't he work for Carmelo Garcia?

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    1. Yes, Carmelo's Legislative Aide then Treasurer for his council campaign.

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    2. If you lie down with dogs....

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  5. Three more good reasons NOT to vote for Nason.
    Pupie has always had a weird thing for Biancamano.

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  6. Super-smart Insiders are saying not picking OhWankyBoy! is a terrible mistake! Campaign will be doomed to failure! Not fake news! Not sad! Not OhWankyBoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Zimmer has never swum in the republican pond. She's swum in the non-partisan/bi-partisan good honest government pond. That's a very different pond. If GA is right about Karen's ticket, Karen will very much be playing in DeFusco's pond not Zimmer's.

    Mike won't likely be waltzing to anything but third place and political oblivion. The only question is whether he's smart enough to get it. His "adviser" knows it but have their own agendas. Will Mike dance to his own tune or to his sidekick's?

    Time will tell.

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    1. Mike's not getting in.

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    2. Not if he's smart. 2021 beckons but not if he blows his future in 2017. Many a promising political career has ended prematurely because candidates were persuaded by the agendas of others to run too soon.

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  8. Guess you werern't here for the 2009 mayoral. Corzine backed Cammerano and Zimmer subsequently decided to try to pick up Hoboken's growing republican vote. And she kept that going for her 2nd term bid. Recall the 'we're lucky to have Christy' tweet.

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    1. The current environment doesn't exactly favor Republicans. Trump approval is on life support. Democrat Phil Murphy will be our next Governor. Hoboken elections are non partisan and anyone who tries to bring in national parties (at least on the Republican side) is making a big mistake.

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    2. You're more than a wee bit confused about the dynamics of the 2009 mayoral race (not mention the 8 years since then) but good luck with the clever strategy! Those who don't understand history are unlikely to understand or know how to exploit the present.

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    3. Exactly why I suspect Zimmer has suddenly rediscovered her Democrat roots and is welcoming all of the Hudson County corruptocrat kudos. Yeah, Hoboken elections are non-partisan, meanwhile Zimmer holds a fundraiser where the theme of the night is bashing republicans.

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    4. 4:15 You obviously must think people on this blog are as stupid as you are.

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    5. 4:15- were you there? I was, and bashing Republicans was definitely NOT the theme of the night, though I would have enjoyed it!

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    6. Time to unite all parties and move forward. Bernie did a great grass root job and tried very hard to UNITE! I am rather fond of that. Stop the bashing and let's get things done.

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    7. How do figure partnering with two very devisve people that would bring Hoboken together ?

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    8. Those 2 are wrecking balls.
      On a positive note, it will be a much easier race for their opposition candidates.

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  9. 4:30 - I'm not half as stupid as people that suggest someone is stupid because they disagree with them. People have no better response or retort are world-class stupid.

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    1. 5:02 - When you make stuff up that is blatantly untrue and easily discredited and try to pass it off as truth, then you must either think the people you are trying to convince are stupid or you are.

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    2. This is not made up stuff not at all, and I do hope they will say yes.

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    3. Ms Nason I think you got confused as to what post you wanted to reply to.

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  10. Rosner -- a true mensch and a lovely person.

    Biancamano -- an affable fellow whose local politics and policy-making choices are unpalatable.

    Sullivan -- raving lunatio

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    1. Heard the same about Rosner.

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  11. Rosner really is a decent guy all around.

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    1. All around except for around that time he wrote wrote press for Garcia during the HHA years and taping years and god knows what else.
      But in this new era of Stack is awesome, HCDO rocks and Dawn parts seas, I guess you're right, DeFusco sucks-- he likes Hamburgers and MilkShakes... What a crook!

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    2. Nice guy who writes stuff for one of the most prominent underhanded, duplicitous, unethical snakes around.
      Integrity rating could be very questionable here.

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  12. Honest question: is it common for mayoral candidates to announce who they would like to have on the ticket before those people actually agree to be on the ticket? Maybe I'm misreading this post but it seems like Karen is publicly putting their names out there and now waiting to hear back from them.

    To the best of my admittedly faulty memory, mayoral candidates tend to announce who they have as running mates, as opposed to who that would like to run with.

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    1. No, but DeFusco sort of did with Soares and Fallic.

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    2. Did He? Where was that written?
      Fallick and Soares have reform track records , hate them or not.

      To even suggest they are anything but, is a history re-write... We know, Cheryl campaigned for Nino Giacchi and Soares pulls wings off butterflies.

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    3. DeFusco sort of announced unofficially that Soares and Fallic were on his ticket. They still may be for all we know or even if DeFusco will run at all.

      IMO, Tony and Cheryl's recent actions negate what ever they may have done in the distant past.

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    4. What recent actions has Cheryl made that you take issue with? She seems ok to me even if I don't agree with many of her positions on zoning and affordable housing. I'm with GA on this, I kind of like her.

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  13. Boy so funny how this slate gets an EZ pass from GA!
    Maureen Sullivan, the backstabbing reform BOE member who was Mason's puppet

    Frank Rosner, a nice guy, but he wrote all of Carmelo Garcia's stuff, while he was in the Assembly, and if he was running with DeFusco you would be slaughtering him.

    Biancomono... the worst.

    But hey, as GA says... " you go girl!"

    Fallick is better than all three of these folks combined

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  14. Sort of a tie in my book. Carmelo Garcia's aid is now DeFusco's intern.

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    1. Really, a tie? An intern versus a PAID press guy who probably wrote quite a bit of Garcia's political attacks on Giattino, Zimmer, Grossbard and others.

      #complicit

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  15. Sullivan = Mason ( and Keims)
    Biancamono= Raia+Madigan
    Rosner= Carmelo Garcia

    * FTR Rosner was a Full time employee and press agent for the fallen assemblyman, not just an "aide"


    These are all terrible choices
    Frank Rosner, may have needed a job at the time, so okay, but does he need one now and willing to run with those two BOE trustees who work 24/7 on behalf of Mason and her Hola! gang?

    Respected in a community is fine, by that standard, I guess Ricky Mason is okay too, he's respected in that same community you reference for Rosner.

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  16. I suspect that Nason had very little to do in choosing the ticket she is heading up.

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    1. So HCDO and County Spend-O-Crats are with Zimmer,
      Nason had "little to do with her choices "
      But, DeFusco is facing the GA firing squad because he is rumored to be running for Mayor and supported a Shake Shack...

      You go girl!

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  17. Dear Doppelganger @ 9:04, 9:44.9:47, 9:48, 10:39-

    (1) This site has not attacked Cheryl- you can stop lumping her in with your sorry self.
    (2) DeFusco has been campaigning for months, using his status as an elected official for a bully pulpit- whine and moan all you like, it is simply not "apples to apples". DeFusco has legislative power, and has already used it to support his stealth mayoral campaign- such as his 901 Bloomfield resolution to dump density in his own ward, and threats not to reappoint incumbent ZBA members who voted against the developer of 107-111 Washington Street. Comparing Nason (no political power) to DeFusco (Hoboken Legislator) is beyond dishonest, but that's exactly who you've become.
    (3) DeFusco's North Bergen allies have been attacking this site for months- got the SPAM to prove it- every time this site has criticized a public position DeFusco has taken in his unofficial campaign.
    (4) DeFusco's North Bergen allies even bullied Phil Murphy's staff to stop him from coming to Hoboken.
    (5) You have dropped some accusations of potentially criminal activity against Zimmer staff without offering any proof. That is libel. You need to check yourself.
    (6) The above-mentioned are not candidates yet. Nor are Soares, Fallick. You have been quite liberal in your critique of them here on this thread, yet moan like a bitch that Soares and Fallick have been attacked "by GA"- which is false. Hypocrite, much?
    (7) If you continue at this pace, you will combust by summer.

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    1. Thanks Carmen Santiago...

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  18. With 9k? I guess all you need is a dollar and a dream .. what a crazy ho

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    1. "ho?" Leaving that up so folks can see the misogynistic blowback ourfemale candidates are getting from the North Bergen gang.

      What do you think, ladies?

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    2. Just the kind of sensitivity "Hudson County's first openly gay elected official" wants from his supporters.

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  19. Methinks the NB stooges should stay out of Hoboken. Maybe there's some jobs open in the NB DPW.

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  20. The ho reference is pretty damn offensive, but since everything is Anon, I can't attribute it to any faction. Could be No. Bergen, could be stealth Zimmer supporter trying to make someone else look bad.

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    1. Seriously do you really think anybody is buying that its "stealth Zimmer?" The comment does have certain familiar fishy smell to it. But who would the Hudson Shark be working for? Hmmmmm

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    2. "Stealth Zimmer supporter" huh. You really don't get Reform do you? You're projecting.

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    1. How much do you charge for 1/2 vs full hour? Are you charging it now?

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    2. How's the weather in Chile, douche?

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  22. I think there are two things that both Karen and Mike have underestimated, but Romano seems to have embraced by telegraphing that he isn't running: (1) the popularity of Zimmer amongst most (not all) residents in Hoboken and that newer residents of Hoboken recently moved here because they like Hoboken and attribute all of the positive to Zimmer. The numbers of these people, along with true Zimmer supporters, FAR outweigh the number of people the dark side can conjur up. Their numbers have declined overall and proportionately. (2) - the fact that both Karen and Mike will be supported by Dark Side / Old Guard representatives - the criminals and vote buyers like Raia / Russo / Ramos / Garcia. Reform has already made and will again make this an issue in the upcoming elections. I have heard that the HCDO committee slate is being told that dark side politics and voter fraud are the reason they should run for committee (to help stop it). This group of people didnt even know it existed before. And we all saw the impact Matt Colichio had on the Board of Ed race last fall once people unaware of dark side politics became aware. They mobilized. I agree with someone above - DeFusco should sit this one out, build a tangible record, and run in 2021. By then Zimmer will have a role in the Murphy government.

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  23. As it stands now. Mike would easily be poised to be the frontrunner to succeed Zimmer in 2021 if he sits this out. He has $87,000 in the bank, far more than he'll need for his re-election effort. He's the most skilled council member by far at promoting himself to the public.

    Fulop sat out 2009, a race he likely would have lost, because he recognized that his time would come four years later by having the wisdom and patience to wait and the skills to take advantage of the time.

    DeFusco 2017= Fulop 2009, and DeFusco 2021 can easily = Fulop 2013 if Mike does what's right for himself rather than follow the course sold to him by grifters trying to pick his pocket or hacks trying to make themselves relevant again.

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    1. I agree that he's gifted in the art of self promotion, produces polished videos and has a following on social media... but lacks depth, sincerity and honesty in the issues he's tackled. We are being pitched. For example, he produced a mini-campaign to preserve and beautify court street. A later mini-campaign attacked ZBA Commissioners who denied a project because of its harmful impact on Court Street. He also attacked the city for not "saving" 901 Bloomfield when he skipped every ZBA hearing on the 901 Bloomfield condo conversion. There is no reason to believe that 4 more years will improve his judgment.

      Is there?

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    2. I think there is. He is just still really young. He needs a little longer to be in the public eye and realize that he needs to be less impulsive and more strategic. It seems like right now he is in a rush to put up some immediate wins and his haste and ambition is getting in the way of a good outcome. As GA's graphic suggests, slow and steady wins the race. He can take 4 years - or maybe shorter if Zimmer does something at the state level - to really master what it means to be a public servant. Rack up some longer term victories. What is he mid 30's or something? There is a lot of maturing that happens from then to 40. Zimmer was 40 when she started out.

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    3. Mike may or may not have evolved into a guy who ought to be mayor in four years but that's different than the question of when the time would be for him to try. This year, he will lose, probably badly, to a strong incumbent and he won't likely have another chance. Four years from now he'll probably be competing for an open seat against weaker opponents in a fractured field.

      Running this year is simply not smart. I guess we'll find out soon whether or not Mike is.

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    4. You think the sharks will back off? Nah. Everybody wants a piece..... Mikeys on the hook.

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    5. "You should looked out for me a little bit. You shoulda taken care of me, just a little bit, so I wouldn't have to take them dives for the short end money ... i coulda had class. I coulda been a congener. I coulda been a somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am."

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    6. The whole "good cop , bad cop" routine with the nice comments about Mike should wait from the good cops and the bad cops roasting him out here" are not working. Everyone with the exception of a handful of dipshits here that think that will sway him not to run are sadly mistaken. With every comment he is only feeling victory more. He knows he will win, and you do too. Your bluffs have been called. Time for Stawn to get back in the SS New Hampshire and go back upstream

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  24. I've been racking my head about how I have met Nason.

    Isn't she the psycho that ran a shop on downtown Washington. Used furniture, plants and crap all over the sidewalk.

    Nut case. Ripped so many people off.

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    1. She sold the business to a few nice guys who shared her space but didn't tell them she had 6 month of unpaid rent. It is not online however it is lodged in special civil with the county. Surprised GA hasn't offered that up, she has been made aware of it. And please do not delete this GA, look for yourself. I live in town and work in Edison so please don't give us the "edison operative" BS again.

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    2. I have NOT "been made aware of it."

      Who made me aware of it? You- an anonymous commenter? How do you even KNOW what I have "been made aware of?"

      So much crap has been dropped over here, why should I believe you? Send me a link or the alleged complaint: grafixavenger 666@gmail.com

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  25. We want Nason!
    http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions/145464_177_opinion.pdf

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  26. Nason Nason all the way!

    http://www.leagle.com/decision/In%20FDCO%2020101215C83/IN%20RE%20114%20TENTH%20AVE.%20ASSOC.,%20INC.

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  27. She makes yummy pizza

    www.nysb.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions/145464_177_opinion.pdf

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    1. Pretty ugly to put this out there, but just like Mason did with Tom Geany, it's not viewed well by the voters.
      It backfires.
      If someone doing this thinks they are helping Zimmer, they are not.
      Since Zimmer is the only other declared candidate she would be the only beneficiary of such ugliness
      Attempts to pin this on Defusco will no doubt ensue, but who knows, this election may be a real shit show with lots of Old Guard Candidates fighting

      Word is Joe Branco is supporting Zimmer -- after all he's an aide to Romano

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    2. Nason's being in the race helps Zimmer. Nason being in the race dilutes any anti Zimmer vote if DeFusco or anyone else enters the race. That is the reason the North Bergen boys wanted Romano out of the race. Realistically DeFusco was always a very long shot to win but Nason is not even in the running.


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  28. So the public understands this was a case between myself and the father of our son. We owned property together and as I walked out of a long relationship of a very abusive individual to his children and myself you will read the case which took years on a building we owned. I had years of fighting for my son and if you really READ this case as you have posted, you would have read Judge Gropper pointing out that this man tries to screw his own son. This is a judgment of property owned worth millions that I won a judgment for my son for 400,000 which over 1/2 went to attorney fighting for and years of my fighting alone in other cases for my son. Please read the case before you go on to show "Oh my goodness" what a horrible woman fighting for her children!! My son graduated from private schools with TOP honors, and now college Suma Cum Laude for that fight. Thanks for pointing out what a great Mom who fought for her child AND my Pizza is awesome!!!

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    1. You're a great mother and your son is a nice guy. This was unfair.

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  29. "Nason for Mayor" and Nasonformayor.com she fights for whats right and she will fight for your rights too!!

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  30. Thanks, Karen. Ironically those trying to exploit you and your son's flight from an abuser- affirmed in court by your victory- are going to look like major scumbags here. Not only did you save your son, there will be a backlash against the candidate who's exploiting this very personal, ugly episode for political purposes.

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  31. There's lots that I like about Karen and what she is doing. However, two of her three proposed running mates are a real problem and non-starters for me. Those two (guess) have a proven, public record of behavior that I would never support in elected officials.

    Give it some more thought, Karen. You can come up with better choices than these two. Otherwise, they will drag you down and you will lose.

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  32. When Mason allies disclosed a personal matter about Cammarano it backfired.
    Attacking Karen this way is wrong, and will have an opposite effect of those who thought this was a smart idea

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  33. Nason's running mates are one of her issues. The other is her behavior towards a friend of mine when the friend had a run-in with her near her shop on Washington Street. I have no interest in repeating the story, and don't think anyone should vote or not vote for someone based on my third-hand info. But I do think her running mates are enough to give anyone pause.

    The court case is a non-factor and it's gross that someone posted it.

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  34. The choice is clear - Defusco/Wanky in 2017!!! More wank for the buck!!! Fake news!! Sad!!! The cover-up is worse than the crime!!!!!!!

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  35. When it is all said and done, Ms. Nason and Mr. DeFusco have not given voters any reason why people should vote for them.

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