In campaign mode at the Jersey City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Mayor Jerry Healy this weekend marched with Irish citizen Henry Healy, who is actually a cousin to President Barack Obama.
Henry Healy also did a $100 per-head fundraiser at the Liberty House for the mayor, who’s in a May re-election battle with Downtown Jersey CIty Councilman Steve Fulop.
Healy met Healy at the Democratic National Convention (DNC).
He is currently in the United States for a month and landed in Jersey City as part of his travels.
Marching in the parade with the mayor and his Irish guest were U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6), Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell (D-31), and Hoboken Councilman Tim Occhipinti.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is generally acknowledged to be the symbolic starting point for the mayor’s race.