Cunningham does make endorsements
From a resident and Hoboken411 reader:
Crossing party lines
“I was an ardent supporter of 5th Ward Councilman Peter Cunningham last year. I contributed to his campaign; I canvassed for him and with him. I knew that Councilman Cunningham was a registered Republican and then changed to Unaffiliated (and is now a Republican again) – but definitely not a Democrat. I set aside my lifelong comment to the Democratic Party and because of his seeming integrity, so I was more than proud to support his election as the 5th Ward Councilman.
While Hoboken411 was pushing Councilman Cunningham to endorse a Freeholder candidate in the Democratic Primary, I respected and defended his decision not to because he is not a Democrat. For a Republican to interfere with the Democratic Party’s primary is at the very least unethical. So I was proud that my Councilman was remaining neutral for the Democratic Primary and thereby maintaining his integrity and my faith in him. I recently discovered that Councilman Cunningham is indeed inserting himself into the Democratic Party’s Primary. Councilman Cunningham still has not endorsed a Freeholder candidate (to my knowledge) but he did write endorsement letters for several people running for Democratic Committee (one is attached). Since so many Hoboken411 readers have been asking for Councilman Cunningham to make a Democratic Freeholder choice, I knew you would want to know about this development and would find it odd.
The real issue though is the commitment to the Democratic Party of the committee candidates accepting the endorsement of a Republican. After all the primary purpose of every single Democratic Committee person up for election this year is to assure that a Democrat is elected as President in November. It seems that their loyalties may not be to the Democratic Party now or in November if they are such “independent democrats” that they appear to have an allegiance to a Republican over their own Party.
To all the Democrats in Hoboken, when you vote June 3rd please choose your Democratic Committee people very carefully. Choose those that will preserve the Democratic Party for Democrats and who will work to return a Democrat to the Whitehouse!
Anonymous to avoid retribution.“