Fulop venturing to South Jersey to host Democratic fundraiser

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop is traveling to South Jersey next month to host a fundraiser for a Democratic congressional hopeful.

Fulop will venture into CD 2 territory to raise funds for Bill Hughes Jr.’s congressional campaign. Hughes is vying for his party’s nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo in the right-leaning district.

Hughes is going up against Democrat David Cole.

Fulop and Joseph Jacobs will host the May 21 fundraiser at a private residence.

Fulop is widely acknowledged to eyeing a statewide run for governor and will be traveling to the backyard of another Democratic official sizing up a gubernatorial campaign – Senate President Steve Sweeney.

It’s the first time Fulop is venturing to South Jersey to host a fundraiser. Sweeney has been traveling across North Jersey in recent months as part of his Sandy Bill of Rights tour and various other events.

Fulop venturing to South Jersey to host Democratic fundraiser