Connecting the dots then and now: Tim Occhipinti and his HHA army of $40 paid ‘campaign workers’

At the HHA meeting, Da Horsey had the surprising pleasure to chat with Timothy Carroll in attendance. A former reporter at the local paper, PolitikerNJ and communications maven for NJ State Senators, Carroll’s currently working for Assemblyman Ruben Ramos so Hoboken may see him back in these parts leading into the mayoral election.

Carroll wrote a PolitickerNJ story back in late 2010 on the astronomical “coincidence” of paper ballots for the army of ‘campaign workers’ in the Tim Occhipinti campaign referencing a MSV story.

Here’s Sunday gift to today’s readers of historical insight into the HHA battle Thursday night and why the Old Guard mobilized in force, revealing some of their motivation for the personal attacks on HHA Chairman Jake Stuiver.

From the October 2010 PolitickerNJ story:

One side is calling it coincidence. The other thinks it’s more than that. 
Ninety-eight percent of 4th Ward Council Candidate Tim Occhipinti’s paid campaign workers have already submitted their absentee ballots, according to a breakdown published first by a local blog in Hoboken and confirmed by multiple sources.
The comparison of Occhipinti’s ELEC report and vote-by-mail records released from the county show 79 out of 80 campaign workers have votes that are locked in already.
“It’s an anomaly, maybe,” said Occhipinti campaign spokesman David Cruz.

Read the whole story:

Here’s a graphic representation of what Timmy Occhipinti is all about.  It shows the absentee ballots (vote-by-mail) for all of Hudson County in the 2010 election.

For the Timmy’s of the world, which of these lines does not belong?  A full one-third of Occhipinti’s votes in 2010
came from paper ballots.  This should help you understand why the Old Guard and Timmy are fighting so hard
in the HHA.  It’s not to allow for transparency, anything but.

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