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.