Fulop, Guy, & Stack raise $100k for Assembly Dems at Zeppelin Hall in Jersey City


Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Democratic nominee for Hudson County Executive Craig Guy, and state Senator (D-33)/Union City Mayor Brian Stack raised approximately $100,000 for the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee last night.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The event was announced late last month and featured Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19) and Middlesex County Democratic Organization Chair Kevin McCabe as the special guests, making it a rare show of unity between Hudson and Middlesex counties.

“I think the turnout was great, I think that we’re raising real money: $100,000 for Democrats throughout New Jersey. This is an important election, as important a legislative election I’ve seen since I’ve been the mayor the last 10 years, so you’re talking about a real opportunity,” Fulop told HCV.

While the Jersey City mayor is the only declared candidate for governor in 2025 thus far, two other potential Democratic candidates are U.S. Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-5) and Mikie Sherrill (D-11), both of whom hosted events for the DACC this summer.

Fulop said he’s not sure if that’s a prerequisite for anyone with their eye on Drumthwacket, but whether it is or not, he’s going to stick to his own game plan.

“From my standpoint, we’re not doing fundraisers in each county, like some of those other candidates we’re focused on the Senate committee, the Assembly committee, and we’re supporting them at the top. Hopefully that money trickles down to the county organizations,” he explained.

“But I really feel at the end of the day that the counties will make decisions on who they support, the voters will make decisions on who they support based on policies and substance when it comes to a real election in June of 2025.”

The Middlesex Democratic County line will be pivotal in that race regardless of the field, which could also include Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and former state Senate President Steve Sweeney.

Fulop said on the “In the Middle with Joey Bloch” podcast last week that he would support getting rid of the county organization lines and later told the New Jersey Globe that he would compete for the lines in whatever version exists in 2025.

Other politicos in attendance included Assemblyman Will Sampson (D-31), Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla, Council President Emily Jabbour, Councilman-at-Large Joe Quintero, Edison Mayor Sam Joshi, Democratic Assembly nominees Barbara Stamato (D-31), Jessica Ramirez, John Allen (both D-32), and Gabriel Rodriguez (D-33), Middlesex County Democratic Organization/DACC Executive Director Executive Director Iris Delgado, SJS Consulting’s Scott Snyder, Reliance Insurance Group President Gary Taffet, among many others.

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  1. LOL. Ravi desperately trying to remain relevant.

    “Hey guys! Thanks for inviting me. I didn’t get your actual invitation, but probably because we’re not living at home while our home is being renovated by my boy Nastasi. It costs me nothing too! Guys? Hey guy?! I’m glad to be here and thankful you appreciate me too. Seriously. Let’s take a photo guys! Put me in the middle. I’m brown. Spotlight the turban to show I’m obviously qualified for DC! Guys?! Hey remember COVID and stuff? I was on CNN! That was fun but it’s not about me. But seriously I am a victim of racism. Remember when the fliers guys? And that Amazon racism? Guys? I received a death threat or something? Can you beloved that guys?!? Hey guys? Anyone need anything from the bar? Steve-O? Bri-guy? Oh, wait. I forgot to introduce my LatinX Joe here. And some of you know the little fireball, Emmy. I have her ride her bike around town spreading socialism. Hey guys! Guys? She’s real Mary Poppins type but only less female and more evil chipmunk. Guys? Anyone need a drink? Oh! Hey! Did you check out my candlelight vigil for the Jews? Sweet right?? And Murphy came!!! I totally support Israel. And also I support Transgender. Hey guys! Guys?! OK listen.Gurbir was never really my friend. And even if he is taken out when Bob cuts a deal, there’s no way my Sikh brother will snitch. Guys? Remember me? I had death threats or something! Stack-O! My man! I totally took one for you with Pegasus right? Stupid MLV can’t build anything now and so what if Hoboken loses another lawsuit. It’s not my money! Guys?! Who wants a beer? I’m doing the needful right? I can be a Congressman too! Did you see me there with Mayor Pete?! Guys? Guys?!? Vision Zero, right? Guys?? Hoboken is never safer, no homeless, the Quality of Life is on the rise, and outdoor dining is never better! I mean, for the rats but – hey, guys?! Guys?? C’mon. Please? Let’s take a photo! Guys? Who wants a beer? The Ravster is buying!”

    And why was the evil chipmunk even there? The sweet child of Wellesley will never be mayor. She seems to have a lot of time on her hands. Maybe practice her socialism on her girls whilst making her Maersk money man a sandwich?