State Senator Brian P. Stack’s endorsement earlier this week of Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer gave a game over feel to the incumbent’s reelection contest, or she hopes. The politically hyperkinetic Stack rarely endorses in local contests, so his two front fight on behalf of Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and now Zimmer has gotten the attention of other Hudson County power players.
But what does it mean?
InsiderNJ asked Stack if he’s not stretching himself thin with two campaign battlefronts.
“Not at all,” said the 33rd district Senator (and Union City Mayor). “I’m on the ballot this year myself, so it’s a natural fit. I’m organizing anyway.”
A March 13-15 McLaughlin and Associates Poll of 300 likely voters found the veteran incumbent in very strong reelection shape.
According to the poll, inn NJ LD 33… Only 15% say New Jersey is heading in the “right direction”. Forty-four percent (44%) say New Jersey is heading down the “wrong track”, with 35% saying “same”.
Both as a State Senator and as a Mayor, Brian Stack continues to receive broad and intense support from the voters.
Stack denied that he is applying undue influence in his endorsement of Zimmer, or exerting presence to scare off interlopers, such as the allies of state Senator Nick Sacco (D-32). But if they have any notion of coming in on LD33, they should think twice.
“They’d be making a mistake,’ Stack told InsiderNJ.