The antagonism toward establishment power continued in Camden today, as Councilwoman Felisha Reyes Morton social media poked at former Mayor Dana Redd.
Backed by LUPE PAC, Reyes Morton wants the mayor’s job, but finds herself ballot-bundled far from the line in a hard-to-find position, along with two other challengers.
Redd wants the establishment candidate backed by the Camden County Democratic Committee (and Governor Phil Murphy) and urged as much publicly.
“Voting Vic Carstarphen for Mayor and all Democrats in Column 1,” wrote Redd.
Reyes Morton responded.
“Because you live in Camden?!” the councilwoman wanted to know, adding a string of disconsolate and skeptical-looking emojis.
Reyes Morton explained.
“Her neighborhood is crime ridden,” the councilwoman said of Redd. “Streets are the worst! There’s massive parking and enforcement issues addressed by residents at various council meetings. She makes $300,000 a year and didn’t frequent at her identified residence even when she was mayor. She doesn’t live here.”
Carstarphen has likewise faced similar groans about residency, with neighbors near the property he owns quietly complaining that they don’t see him around, or didn’t anyway until a few weeks prior to Election Day. InsiderNJ frequently tried calling Carstarphen to ask him about his residency but he didn’t return numerous attempts.