Ruben Ramos endorses Peter Cammarano

5/26/2009:

Forgot to mention this earlier – but retiring At-large Hoboken Councilman (and current NJ State Assemblyman) Ruben Ramos sent out a press release backing mayoral candidate Peter Cammarano.

As a follow up, Ramos also indicating that he’ll be supporting Cammarano’s Council slate as well – Vinny Addeo, Raul Morales, Jr. and Angel Alicea.

Ramos says Cammarano more competent for top job

hoboken-ruben-ramos“Assemblyman Ruben Ramos, Jr. has not endorsed any candidate for Hoboken mayor – until now. And Peter Cammarano couldn’t be happier.

“After serving the past two years on the City Council with both Peter Cammarano and Dawn Zimmer, it’s very clear to me that Peter is far more qualified, more professional and much better prepared to be our next mayor,” says Ramos. “I am very proud to endorse Peter and I will be working very hard to help him win this election.”

Ramos says he is breaking his previously neutral stance because the election is so important and the difference between the two candidates is so striking. “Peter is clearly the more competent candidate. He has a much better grasp of the issues and he is much more decisive. Zimmer has a real problem making decisions. Her abstention on this year’s city budget w as just baffling. This budget was prepared by the state, not the mayor. As a Council Member, you must vote yes or no. You can’t abstain, it’s just indefensible.”

Zimmer’s decision to attack Cammarano in a newspaper ad this weekend prompted Ramos to announce his endorsement today. “Zimmer is going negative instead of sticking to the issues and it seems pretty desperate to me. For her to question Peter’s leadership ability is just foolish.”

Cammarano calls Ramos’ decision, “the most significant and important endorsement of the campaign” and thanked the Assemblyman warmly. “I am very pleased to have Ruben’s support,” says Cammarano. “Ruben is the most popular elected official in the city. This is a real boost for our campaign.”

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41 Comments on "Ruben Ramos endorses Peter Cammarano"

PJIII
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PJIII

anyone who has ever spent an hour on this site knows that strand tramp LOVES to listen to himself blabber on and on and on…but if he ever stopped to listen to himself he would probably be as sickened as most of the audience forced to endure his relentless rambling. the most pathetic thing is to see clearly how often he is wrong.

PJIII
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PJIII

Peter didn’t graduate from college 5 years ago. He graduated from LAW SCHOOL about 5 years ago. Facts, baby, facts.

Dawn graduated college about 30 years ago and prior to becoming a stay at home mom worked in communications for a large Japanese trading company and then did crisis communications for a PR firm. So, she is great at SPIN!

KenOn10
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KenOn10

As for spin, Cammarano is in a class by himself – who else could insist that passing an underfunded budget (after the whole year was over!) was the best move for Hoboken? It’s like saying Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme wouldn’t have failed, if only the real estate bubble hadn’t burst.

For the budget, Cammarano wants to sweep everything under the rug, rather than address our financial problems. It’s as transparent as a brick wall!

In response to PJIII who said:
Peter didn’t graduate from college 5 years ago. He graduated from LAW SCHOOL about 5 years ago. Facts, baby, facts.

Dawn graduated college about 30 years ago and prior to becoming a stay at home mom worked in communications for a large Japanese trading company and then did crisis communications for a PR firm. So, she is great at SPIN!

strand tramp
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strand tramp

anyone who has ever spent an hour at a council meeting or watching the broadcast of the meetings knows that cammaranno LOVES to listen to himself blabber on and on and on…but if he ever stopped to listen to himself he would probably be as sickened as most of the audience forced to endure his relentless rambling. the most pathetic thing is to see clearly how often he is wrong. he’s a 31 yr old loud mouth who think he has something to offer the world. he’s wrong. much like his socialist hero obama, he has precious little to offer. the world would be a better place if he would recognize his short comings, developed some character and modesty, and just go far away with his pomposity and deceit.

In response to PJIII who said:
Peter didn’t graduate from college 5 years ago. He graduated from LAW SCHOOL about 5 years ago. Facts, baby, facts.

Dawn graduated college about 30 years ago and prior to becoming a stay at home mom worked in communications for a large Japanese trading company and then did crisis communications for a PR firm. So, she is great at SPIN!

chacha17
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chacha17

it seems to me that most people voting for Zimmer are actually more voting against Cammarano/Roberts…which is 100% fine by me – and really more the way i am voting too

it worked for obama….”a vote for mc cain is a vote for 4 more years of W”….sound familiar?!?!?!?

matt_72
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Some of us are voting against Petey boy & the vested interests he represents AND the changes that she stands for. I like the idea of a smaller government, fewer supervisors, givebacks, smarter development that is more in line w/ the scale of the buildings already in town, more open space, etc…..

In response to chacha17 who said:
it seems to me that most people voting for Zimmer are actually more voting against Cammarano/Roberts…which is 100% fine by me – and really more the way i am voting too

it worked for obama….”a vote for mc cain is a vote for 4 more years of W”….sound familiar?!?!?!?

Naf
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True, but Marsh ran with Roberts. Lenz was his campaign manager, and then took a job from him. Ravi took money from the city during Dave’s reign too.

I just don’t see how you put so much faith that things will be different this time around with this group. They all told you Dave Roberts was the change we needed. They even thought Campos represented change at some point.

poed
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poed

At the time, There were 2 choices Roberts or Russo. Who would you have chosen?

Naf, I am confused,Cammarano fully supported just about everything the mayor put up for approval. According to Ramos they shared the same vision. Please explain how Cammarano is different than Roberts.

In response to Naf who said:
True, but Marsh ran with Roberts. Lenz was his campaign manager, and then took a job from him. Ravi took money from the city during Dave’s reign too.

I just don’t see how you put so much faith that things will be different this time around with this group. They all told you Dave Roberts was the change we needed. They even thought Campos represented change at some point.

Naf
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And Lenz, Marsh, Zimmer supported everything Roberts pushed forward until they were kicked off the gravy train.

That’s my point: how many times are you going to be fooled by these people. They sold you Campos as “change” when he was first elected, they sold Dave Roberts as “change” at one time. And don’t tell me that was a choice between the lesser of two evils, because that’s not how Lenz and Marsh packaged them to the public. And they’ve asked for Russos support numerous times!

I’m not telling you who to vote for. I know nothing I say will change your mind, but don’t portray Zimmer and her team as the people’s choice. They are just new faces looking to get their hands in the cookie jar. No different than Roberts or Russo, maybe just a little smarter. Just look at their record, a sample of which I have posted on here ad nauseum.

In response to poed who said:
At the time, There were 2 choices Roberts or Russo. Who would you have chosen?

Naf, I am confused,Cammarano fully supported just about everything the mayor put up for approval. According to Ramos they shared the same vision. Please explain how Cammarano is different than Roberts.

bri777
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bri777

Naf,

She didn’t support Roberts, unlike Lying Pete.

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