With three weeks out, cash on hand raises questions on campaigns
Every campaign needs money to get out its message and the Hoboken mayoral and city council at-large campaigns are no different.
On Tuesday, NJ ELEC reports were required to show where each of the campaigns stand. MSV has not reviewed in detail each of the three main campaigns but here is the final tally of cash on hand:
Mayor Zimmer’s Campaign: $49,831.74
Ruben Ramos’ Campaign: $19,986.42
Frank Raia Ticket: $631.40
Having less than a thousand dollars for one of the self-declared most wealthy resident candidates raises lots of questions.
Raia was rumored to be willing to put 500K into a campaign but he’s also known for coming up short on an original monetary plan. He’s also been reported on a new local website for not paying the bills in previous campaigns.
As the Raia ticket supported by Beth Mason has shown an investment in a campaign office and shows full page ads in the Hudson Reporter with the most highly paid staff, there’s money coming in from somewhere and most definitely going somewhere.
|Frank “Pupie” Raia (l) the main underwriter of the Raia-Mason slate shows a strange cash balance in the
ELEC report filed for the deadline yesterday. Beth Mason reportedly paid for the office furniture.
Where’s the campaign bucks?