Jersey City Mayor Jerry Healy hears the tramp of feet at the back of downtown Councilman Steve Fulop and the buzz around state Sen. Sandra Cunningham, (D-31), Jersey City, as challengers to his power, but the sitting mayor wants his troops to know he doesn’t plan to go anywhere.
Toward a third term, the Healy for Mayor contingent has scheduled a $300 and $150-a-head fundraiser at Puccini’s Restaurant on Dec. 6th.
Healy’s allies have also formed a political action committee, JC1, and sources close to the mayor are preparing to make a 2013 stand.
The flare of energy around Healy is in the face of the public perception of growing establishment support around Fulop, in particular, a statewide funding presence whose last fundraiser this fall brought forth a surprising list of A-gamers, including North Bergen Mayor (and state Senator) Nick Sacco.
Fulop is the only formally announced candidate for mayor.