The super PAC Coalition for Progress raised $3.2 million since its inception in August 2015 and has commitments for nearly $6 million in total, according to President Bari J. Mattes.
“This overwhelming support is consistent with our eagerness to address needed reforms at the federal and state levels,” said Mattes. The federally registered super PAC plans to be active in 2016 elections, as well as subsequent elections in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, she noted.
Formed as a North Jersey-based entity, “Coalition for Progress is not a SuperPAC in support of any one candidate and will identify and support the candidacies of people who support inclusive and forward thinking ideals and who demonstrate they can convert those ideas into action once they are elected,” Mattes said.
But sources say the super PAC leans in the direction of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, a budding 2017 candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor.