Hudson County War: Stack Campaigns with Fulop in Jersey City’s Wards A and F

Union City Mayor/Senator Brian P. Stack blitzed Ward F and Ward A in Jersey City today, campaigning for the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO) chairmanship at the side of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop.

“I’ve gotten got great feedback here, no slight to Tom DeGise, but when his daughter says she hasn’t received a mail piece from us, she must be living in a hole somewhere,” Stack told InsiderNJ. “They haven’t reached out to the community. But the response to us is tremendous.

“I even said to them they will have a dedicated cellphone just for them to call me,” Stack added. “The Union City Committee people? I still sent a mailer sent out for them despite the fact that they have no opposition in Union City on Tuesday. I’ve always shown that respect. I’m getting very good feedback too in Hoboken. When the HCDO got involved in the mayor’s race last year, I stayed out of there, because it’s not about development and contracts. Look, the point is they’re scrambling because they’ve done no outreach. They’re tired.”

The candidate would make 96 individual county committee contacts on Saturday.

A Stack victory against rival Amy DeGise hinges on Stack clearing 200 votes in Jersey City, which the Stack-Fulop forces say they will accomplish when the HCDO reorganizes on June 12th. A source close to Fulop said DeGise will not summon 100 votes in her home town of Jersey City despite their efforts to mine the county’s biggest city.

“The fact is we broke the record in the history of Jersey City last year with 78% of the vote, record turnout of 30,000 plus votes,” the source said.

Stack continued to drive his candidacy with face to face contact with the critical vote bloc.

As he did so, U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) – an ally of DeGise – on Friday evening went door to door in his home town of West New York with former Mayor Silverio “Sal” Vega and Commissioner Cosmo Cirillo, hoping to check Stack’s WNY advance.

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