The political problems of State Senate candidate Sandra Bolden Cunningham continue to increase. The Jersey Journal is reporting that the foundation she runs has used just $17,000 for charitable purposes, while spending $93,784 on operating and administrative costs. Cunningham and her late husband formed the Glenn D. and Sandra Cunningham Foundation after Glenn Cunningham's election as Mayor of Jersey City in 2001. After his death, Sandra Cunningham became the salaried Executive Director.
Sandra Cunningham has spent the last week on defense after published reports that Russell Wallace, a convicted sex offender, was working on her campaign. Among Wallace's repsonsibilities was circulating petitions door-to-door. The Cunningham campaign initially defended Wallace, but backed off this week.