Solomon promoting Bhalla and Kim meet and greet in Downtown Jersey City


Jersey City Ward E Councilman James Solomon is promoting a downtown meet and greet with U.S. Rep. Andy Kim (D-3), a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, and Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla, a Democratic candidate for Congress (D-8).

Andy Kim, then a Democratic candidate for Congress in the 3rd District, attending a meet and greet in Hoboken on May 31st, 2018.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I want to invite you to an event to meet two stellar candidates for federal office: Congressman Andy Kim running to be our next Senator and Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla running to be the next Congressman in the 8th Congressional District,” Solomon wrote in an email blast today.

“It is so rare in Hudson County that we get truly competitive elections; when we can tell the bosses who are elected officials will be, not the other way around.”

The event will be held on Friday, February 23rd at the Jersey City Theater Center, located at 165 Newark Ave.

His comments echoed the sentiment he expressed during his January 31st appearance on HCV Live and Uncut, the day before he co-hosted a meet and greet for Bhalla in Downtown Jersey City.

“Conversation and competition in elections are gonna be good for the voters in Jersey City and Hudson County … The power of our machine to dictate to people who our representatives are is unique,” he said at the time. 

Kim, who is seeking the seat of scandal-plagued U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), is running as the underdog to First Lady Tammy Murphy, though he bested her on her home turf on Saturday when he won the Monmouth County Democratic convention.

Progressive activists Dr. Patricia Campos-Medina and Larry Hamm have also declared their candidacies in the race.

As for Bhalla, while he does not have much institutional support against U.S. Rep. Rob Menendez, he has fundraised over a $1 million to date ahead of the June 4th primary, which may also feature Kyle Jasey, the son of former Assemblywoman Mila Jasey.

“Ravi Bhalla and Andy Kim share a belief that Democratic primaries should be elections – not coronations or selections,” Bhalla spokesman Rob Horowitz told HCV.

“The event will be an opportunity for voters in Jersey City and Hudson County to hear directly from Ravi and Andy, as well as for the candidates to hear first-hand from the ultimate deciders, Democratic primary voters, about their issues of top concern.”

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  1. Isn’t this the group behind the PRO HAMAS rallies in Jeresy City and Hoboken and the BOGUS council resolutions that have no legitimate basis on a local government agenda?

    Perhaps Soloman should be talking to his parents regarding lowering prescription drug prices…. Oh now we don’t want to hurt that wealth now do we Jimmy te lil lefty