Political Water Cooler – 10/29/2009
Just five days left till election day (and some rest for 411….)
Almost Everyone (including Zimmer) Endorses Corzine!
Beth Mason’s first-out-of-the-box endorsement of her Second Ward constituent Jon Corzine for Governor set off a flurry of activity. Originally said to be resisting a Corzine endorsement, Acting Mayor Dawn Zimmer followed Mason’s lead by insisting on being part of the Hoboken Democratic Party introductions before Corzine and Newark Mayor Cory Booker spoke last night at Teak.
Zimmer stood with Assemblyman Ruben Ramos and Freeholder Anthony Romano before giving a brief speech that was more about herself than Corzine. She also misidentified herself as someone who was “elected Acting Mayor.” Actually, she assumed the position, much like she assumed a position at the bar talking with “Stick” long after the event was over (choosing booze and political hobnobbing over concerned voters at the 1200 Grand meeting).
Mayoral candidates Frank Raia and Kimberly Glatt were also there with Mason and Zimmer, so if a Corzine endorsement is a deal-breaker for you, you’ll be voting for Republican Nate Brinkman!
Now what do you all have to say? (……..)
Mayoral Forum was a dud
Speaking of election action, you didn’t miss much at the Stevens Mayoral Debate yesterday, with the exception of not hearing Everton Wilson say the principal of Hoboken High School must be a “Pimp” judging by the clothes the female students wear. Yes, he really said pimp.
Mayoral Candidate Frank Raia’s campaign sent out another press release, reiterating that Pupie is like NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, “a leading force behind affordable housing.”
Read press release here.
Candidate Beth Mason is having her final “Meet and Greet” in the 4th Ward tonight.
If you want to hear how she plans to save Hoboken if elected, head down to Northern Soul bar at 557 First Street. Be sure to have a couple delicious and well-poured pints of Guinness while you’re there. They do it right over there!
Enjoy the warm fall weather today!