Jersey City’s Solomon endorses Hoboken’s Bhalla in 8th District congressional race


Jersey City Ward E Councilman James Solomon is endorsing Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla in the 8th District congressional race.

Photo courtesy of the Ravi Bhalla for Congress campaign.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I am thrilled to endorse my friend, Mayor Ravi Bhalla, for Congress! As mayor, he has made historic investments in climate resiliency programs and delivered on ambitious street safety measures,” Solomon said in a statement.

“He’s running for Congress on a progressive agenda to serve Jersey City, Hoboken, and the rest of NJ-8. In taking on the county line and political machine, Ravi is paving the way for more independent and qualified candidates to run for elected office throughout New Jersey – and that commitment to a free and fair democracy for all makes his voice that much more needed in Washington.”

Solomon’s endorsement was fairly expected, given that he held a meet and greet for Bhalla and U.S. Rep Andy Kim (D-3), a Democratic candidate for Senate, in Downtown Jersey City last month.

Bhalla and Solomon also filed amicus briefs last week for Kim’s lawsuit to end county organizational lines.

“James Solomon is a strong, independent voice who is building an impressive record of accomplishment in Jersey City and is one of the leaders in the fight for a more open Democratic party countywide. I am thrilled to have his support. It is a big boost for my campaign.”

Bhalla is looking to unset U.S. Rep. Rob Menendez, who has support if most of the electeds in Hudson, Essex, and Union Counties, in the June 4th primary.

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  1. Who cares what this one hit? Wonder thinks he’s nothing but a left-wing Bernie Sanders nut job who has a ton of money in a really beautiful million dollar home in downtown JerseyCity that he probably bought with mommy’s money from Pharma profits.
    Call himself a professor at JerseyCity State- it builds itself as a university, but it’s barely even a high school level institution
    My cat could get in there without taking the SATs
    Nice job little Jimmy you don’t care that the guy wants to destroy the nearby town and let it flood. You don’t care that he was stopped from practicing law ?
    Your creepy Hate for daddy Menendez is the only reason why you’re supporting Bhalla so you’re going to use your vindictiveness to destroy the entire eighth district with someone who’s just as bad as daddy Menendez

  2. WTF. Ravi looks like he’s pasted in there…. Or a Cardboard cut out… Heck either fake Ravis are way better than the actual Ravi- Master of variances easements for Fulop First over Hoboken residents First….