Sources: Ramos to drop out of Newark Mayor’s race

Anibal Ramos plans to exit the Newark Mayor’s race this week, sources tell PolitickerNJ.

The North Ward Councilman will run for re-election to the City Council instead of pursuing a mayoral run in this year’s May nonpartisan election.

For weeks, establishment Democrats have pressed Ramos to exit the contest to support former Assistant Attorney General Shavar Jeffries against South Ward Councilman Ras Baraka.

Sources say Ramos will back Jeffries, thereby creating a North-South fusion ticket.

Ramos Campaign spokesman Bruno Tedeschi said there will be a 11 a.m. press conference on Wednesday at the Robert Treat Hotel.

Sources: Ramos to drop out of Newark Mayor’s race