Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mike DeFusco: 'Union support can't tip mayoral race'

In an early evening response to the Observer.com article today stating he'll be a mayoral candidate in Hoboken come November, Councilman Mike DeFusco offered his analysis negating the influence of any union backing in the mayoral election.

While neither confirming nor denying his plans one way or another, DeFusco revealed some deeper thoughts on the impact of any union backing in a citywide mayoral race this November.

In a statement sent via text he wrote:

Last night was successful because of the generosity of my neighbors who came out in large number to support me and help me build my Council fund for ‘19.    

In regards to the Observer’s reference to my union support.  Mayor Zimmer and Councilman Bhalla have both accepted donations from various building trades, and those contributions are all capped according to our City’s pay-to-play ordinance.  At such small amounts, I’m unsure how that could “tip” anything outside of a ward election.

Councilman Michael DeFusco reacted to the boomlet of interest
after his successful fundraiser last night replying to one aspect
of a late afternoon Observer.com article by neither confirming
nor denying his status for a mayoral challenge come November.


Talking Ed Note: Let the games begin?