Democrats in the political world gasped at the news earlier today that the U.S. Attorney’s Office had charged alleged go-between Jamie Fox in connection with David Samson’s United Airlines debacle. Operatives from Hudson County to South Jersey revere Fox, who taught many of the 30-something generation what they know about New Jersey politics.
The politically savvy Fox handled government for many statewide Democrats in recent years, including former Senator Bob Torricelli (D-NJ), former Governor Jim McGreevey, and former Governor Jon Corzine.
Fox learned of the government charges against him on his way out of a dialysis appointment, which caused many of his friends and allies to question why the U.S. Attorney’s Office would strike now.
Mostly, they rallied around Fox.
“I consider Jamie Fox a brother who has mentored me throughout my career and it saddens me to learn of today’s decision especially with some of the difficulties that Jamie’s going through,” said Kevin Hagan of Princeton Public Affairs, a veteran Democratic Party ally who is close to Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3). “I am certain of his innocence.”