Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Chris Christie: "I'm in!"

NJ Governor Chris Christie made it official he'll be joining the more than dozen other Republican candidates seeking its nomination for President.

Gov. Chris Christie on his first visit to Hoboken as NJ Governor
announcing a 2.5% tax cap plan. He's announced he's running for President.

He joins a core of current US state governors and senators, 14 in all vying for the top prize.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton, the controversial former US Secretary of State who received tens of millions of dollars to her family "foundation" from foreign sources/governments as she held office is considered the heavy frontrunner.

So far, Clinton is scantily opposed by the socialist senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders.

Another added competitor  is the former governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley, a beloved liberal icon after hiking almost $10 billion in state taxes and who made the state nationally infamous for a "rain tax."

Beth Mason sends out petitioners "for mayor"


Many in Hoboken took off for annual vacations around the July 4th holiday but some uptown in the Mile Square faced a scary Halloween proposition. 

Residents walking around on the street last weekend report being asked to sign a Beth Mason petiton "for mayor."

Are the petitions real? Are these petitions for second ward council or has Mason descended completely into madness and begun an absurd plan to obtain the top seat at City Hall?

Were the hired petitioners (intentionally) misinformed or is Beth Mason making noise with a second Hoboken Democratic Party meeting expected next month to select Vice Chair(s) and possibly an honorary chair?

Petitions for City Council are available to gather signatures for City Council ward races this fall. The deadline for filing petitions is August 31, a long way off in the distance.

Has Beth Mason gone completely out of her mind sending petitioners out to collect signatures for mayor?
Some eyewitnesses report being asked uptown to sign petitions for "Beth Mason for mayor."

Talking Ed Note: If these petitions are real documents from the City Clerk's office being collected for second ward council; there could be another problem to add to Beth Mason's lengthy list:  P-E-R-J-U-R-Y.

More to come.

Related: 600 people showed up at a Jersey City fundraiser garnering over $140,000 for Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop.

The political NJ dignitaries drew from Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Bergen and of course Hudson County but there was no Beth Mason from nearby Hoboken.

She wasn't missed.