Steve Adubato

The veteran Newark political leader is, at age 75, still enormously influential – though slightly less powerful than last year. He’s close to leaders of both parties, including Jon Corzine and Chris Christie, and his endorsement of Hillary Clinton was viewed as so important that an influential Washington, D.C. publication actually picked up the story. He pretty much has four votes in the State Senate, including Teresa Ruiz, an ally who won a Newark Senate seat last year. But his relationship with Newark Mayor Cory Booker is waning, and his endorsement didn’t really help Rob Andrews in the U.S. Senate race.

Steve Adubato