Donald Scarinci, a managing partner the of high-powered firm Scarinci Hollenbeck – which serves over 60 public entities in 12 counties – responded to an email inquiry from Hudson County View on the subject of the Leadership Alliance Super PAC.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Scarinci, who also serves as the town attorney in West New York, has opened up a Democratic “super” political action committee (PAC) to aid candidates for state and federal office.
As The Record reported last night, Scarinci signed on as the treasurer of the Leadership Alliance Super PAC, based on registration forms received by the Federal Election Committee on Thursday.
“While I do not like the financial advantage that Super PACs can bring to a candidate, we cannot ignore that these vehicles for political speech are now the law of the land and exert a significant impact in the elections where they are used,” Scarinci told The Record in an email.
Scarinci, whose firm also represents the city of Union City and the Jersey City Board of Education, has been one of the most vocal supporters of Jersey City Steven Fulop’s likely run for New Jersey governor in 2017.
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), a childhood friend of Scarinci, has also been a prominent name behind Fulop’s upcoming expected run for state office.
Scarinci responded to Hudson County View in an email, giving a detailed statement on the subject of the Leadership Alliance Super PAC.
“There are important elections over the next several years including elections for Congress, for President and for Governor. Democrats in New Jersey need to remain competitive with Republicans in those elections. The Citizens United case has changed the rules of the game. I have written and spoken extensively on the subject,” he wrote.
“The Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments on Tuesday on another Citizens United related case. I have written about the line of cases just last week in the Constitutional Law Reporter that I edit, www.ScarinciAttorney.com. The latest case currently before the Supreme Court is the subject of my column this week on PolitickerNJ.”