Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop raised about $60,000 for Democratic Pennsylvania gubernatorial nominee Josh Schapiro at a fundraiser this afternoon.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The $5,000 ticket Liberty House event was scheduled to coincide with Schapiro’s appearance at the Democratic Governors Association fall policy conference, which was hosted by Gov. Phil Murphy (D).
Schapiro is currently the Pennsylvania attorney general and leads state Senator Doug Mastriano, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, by 11 points, according to a CBS/YouGov poll from yesterday.
“Mayor Fulop was excited to welcome the next Governor of Pennsylvania to Jersey City today in Josh Shapiro, who is running in one of the most important elections in the nation right now,” said Fulop spokesman Phil Swibinski.
“Critical issues like making sure women can make their own health care decisions and protecting our democracy from right wing extremists are on the ballot in November, and Mayor Fulop was glad to help support the Shapiro for Governor campaign.”
As of mid-summer, Fulop had about $5.6 million cash on hand between two super PACs towards a potential 2025 gubernatorial run.
While he has not formally announced anything yet, he has acknowledged the possibility.
Other early Democratic contenders for the 2025 gubernatorial race include U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-7), Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19), and former Senate President Steve Sweeney.