HIGHLANDS – There’s no way to escape the Jersey City mayor’s race – even in Monmouth County.
“We’re very grateful for the governor’s advocacy for our state,” said Jersey City Mayor Jerry Healy, present to hear the details of Christie’s announcement of New Jersey’s receipt of $1.83 billion in Sandy recovery aid.
Backed by President Barack Obama, Healy said the President called him personally to check in when Sandy upended the city.
Healy’s challenger, Downtown Councilman Steve Fulop, and his candidate for council in the Heights, Assemblyman Sean Connors (D-33), criticized the mayor’s Hurricane Sandy performance.
Connors was particularly harsh, announcing what he saw as Healy’s feeble-footed effort as the main reason for his abandonment of the mayor’s cause.
“It was a preposterous utterance,” Healy said of Connor’s critique. “It was a wholly manufactured excuse” for Connors to justify leaving the Healy political circuit, the mayor said.