As we anticipate the official launch tonight of the Beth Mason 2.0 for mayor campaign, the Hoboken Reporter stated today a field of six: Acting Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Councilwoman Beth Mason, Frank “Pupie” Raia, Patricia Waiters, Municipal Court Judge Kimberly Glatt and Nathan Brinkman.
So that’s confirmation on Nathan Brinkman who we exclusively reported as a candidate yesterday but Frank Raia’s entry seems oddly stated, with him “announcing” last night. We’ve been expecting Raia’s entry but until the papers are in, it’s not official. Our prediction about Raia’s entry came in a lighthearted satire before Labor Day, “Hand over your vote, support or your political life.”
It appears that on the basis of this field, Judge Glatt will be the home team candidate to replace Cammerano. Expect to see a lot of the same money moving from Cammarano’s contributor sheet to hers along with Frank Raia.
There’s also one other local independent candidate we’re awaiting word. We won’t be naming him as they are finalizing ballots petitions but they have a strong connection to the business community and Stevens with a sterling professional background.
Update: It’s official as reported in Hoboken Now; Frank Raia is a candidate and submitted his petitions this afternoon.