Baraka allies turn to Codey for robocall

Former Gov. Richard Codey’s (D-27) voice went out on a robocall this evening to Newark voters in affirmation of the Children’s First team backed by South Ward Councilman Ras Baraka: Mathias, Kenney and Baskerville-Richardson.

“It is important that candidates win that will put the children and community first over outside influences,” said Codey’s voice in the robocall.

The senator and former governor’s presence in the race is residue from a battle Codey waged two years ago with the allies of Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, most notably North Ward Democratic leader Steve Adubato, who’s backing the opposing ticket in today’s school board contest.  Baraka allies turn to Codey for robocall