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The Scandals Plaguing New Jersey

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Hoboken, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer has remained tight-lipped after throwing shade at the Christie administration earlier this month regarding the withholding of Sandy relief funds.

Zimmer was seen last week at an event with both New Jersey Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, but she hasn’t been seen in her hometown explaining her recent actions to her own councilmembers or voters.

Hoboken councilmember Michael Russo discussed how the people of Hoboken want and deserve answers from her.

“There is that big disconnect. I feel like they don’t want to speak to their constituency in the city of Hoboken, but they just want to get their faces on the national press,” he said.

To be clear, Zimmer is not being accused of anything, in fact she is the accuser in this whole situation, but the big question remains, why did she do it? And why did she wait so long to come forward?

With all of these ongoing scandals plaguing the Garden State, including senator Menendez’s investigation by the FBI and the ongoing bridgegate debacle, SaveJersey.com Editor Matt Rooney and Author of the book Leading With Honor, Lee Ellis chimed in to discuss what this all means for New Jersey.

“The whole idea of the political arena now is so much focused on me and me getting elected rather than me and me serving the people. And the more that we can turn that around to actually serving the people, the better off we’ll be,” Ellis said.

Rooney took the time to discuss what happens next for New Jersey’s political landscape now.

“Well if we proceed here, and again nobody has been convicted of anything yet but if Senator Menendez felt like he needed to resign it would throw the state into political chaos because if it happened tomorrow, in all likelihood he would have to be on the ballot on or before next November,” he said.


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