There is considerable speculation tonight about the political impact of Eva Longoria’s presence in the East Ward and whether it will prod Sheriff Armando Fontoura into the race on behalf of Shavar Jeffries.
The most famous politician from the Ironbound section of Newark, Fontoura to date has – in the words of one Essex pol – “disappeared to Switzerland” when it comes to the Newark mayor’s contest.
But the sheriff is a Longoria fan, based on the actor’s appearance on the campaign trail here last year.
If Fontoura has any designs on getting into the endorsement game, they were not visible at the Lonegoria event today, where Ironbound pols had expectations of a Fontoura sighting.
The sheriff was obstinately a no-show.