Bhalla campaign: NJ Transit plan with PAC backing Ravi Bhalla ‘not related’
The following analysis is based on public information and a news story yesterday appearing on the Hudson County View with the considerable opinion here gained covering Hoboken for more than eight years.
The Bhalla campaign seeing mounting criticism with the discovery of a PAC by a transportation union that earlier endorsed him from outside Hoboken backing the NJ Transit development plan in Hoboken finally commented on the escalating controversy.
In a statement to Hudson County View, the Bhalla campaign said the infrastructure plan announced yesterday was “not in any way related” to the union backed PAC that recently endorsed him, Local 825, the International Union of Operating Engineers.
The Hudson County View story confirms the PAC, Stronger Foundations, Inc. is run by Christopher Lalevee of the Local 825 union.
Television ads by the PAC have been running since Friday urging Hoboken voters go out and elect him mayor in the upcoming Tuesday election. The ads are running on the Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity show and also appear on other cable stations.
HCV also details some of the monies already spent on the Hoboken’s mayoral race into five figures. The final tally of the Bhalla endorsing union PAC, Stronger Foundations, Inc. won’t come until after the election.
From the Hudson County View story.