Super PAC spends $136k to aid Hudson County exec hopeful Guy in crunch time


A super PAC spent $136,268.13 to aid Hudson County Executive hopeful Craig Guy in the final days before tomorrow’s Democratic primary election.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

After being dormant for about two years, the Turnout Project paid $60,000 for Washington, D.C. based-Donahue Partners, Inc. for canvas operations on May 31st, according to their June 1st report filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (NJ ELEC).

They also paid Round World Consulting, headquartered in Belmar, $69,735 for printing and postage for direct mail on June 1st.

Royal Printing, operating out of West New York, received $6,488.13 on the same date forĀ  doorhanger campaign literature.

A subsequent filing on June 2nd shows that the PAC received $90,000 from five groups: $20,000 from AFSCME, $50,000 from Garden State Forward – the New Jersey Education Association’s PAC, $5,000 from the NJ State Association of Pipe Trades PAC, $10,000 from the Northern NJ Ironworkers, and $5,000 from UA Plumbers Local 24.

Prior to that fundraising effort, the PAC was sitting on $50,856.

The treasurer of the PAC is identified as Chris Camacho, a resident of Bayonne. A phone number listed for him was disconnected on Monday.

Guy, the chief of staff to outgoing Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, is heavily favored against progressive activist Eleana Little after receiving endorsements from top Democratic officials and labor groups throughout the state.

He also raised $1,007,659.13 this election cycle and spent $761,488.22, according to his May 26th ELEC report.

The polls will be open tomorrow between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., with all nine Hudson County commissioner seats up for grabs (six are contested), as well as all nine state legislative seats (only two are contested).

Anyone seeking to find their polling location can click here.

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  1. If Mr Guy is so qualified and experienced, has “the line” and full support of the machine – why do we need to spend an additional $136k to help him get elected? I can think of many other programs, not least being better care for the county’s growing homeless population, we should be targeting with this money. This looks and feels like pure gluttony- or a very weak candidate.

    • Patronage to their PR firms who do work all year long perhaps?
      Employ election day “street workers/GOTV/Pool watchers ” ( some say Pay to vote ?)

      Watch the final reports and see who got money…