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Report: Rice May Run for Mayor in 2014

West Ward Councilman had run unsuccessfully for Congress

West Ward Councilman Ron Rice is mulling a run for mayor of the city of Newark, PolitickerNJ  reported Tuesday.

Quoting two unnamed sources, PolitickerNJ said Rice, , has privately expressed interest in the top job at city hall.

Other possible mayoral candidates have been somewhat less coy about their intentions.

Mayor Cory Booker, now in his second term, when his current term expires in 2014, and is instead eyeing a US Senate seat or a shot at Gov. Chris Christie’s job.

Rice’s council colleague, Ras Baraka of the South Ward, announced during a meeting of the Newark Municipal Council in March

Baraka in his race for Congress this year.

Rice did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

Kelly Guerra August 08, 2012 at 11:38 AM
I voted "other" but I can't even imagine anyone out there who is both qualified and willing to do the job! We can always hope...!
TruthbeTold August 08, 2012 at 07:09 PM
as long as its not booker Im fine, newark does not need another Lying absentee mayor
Nez11 August 09, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Lying... Absentee... Don't make me laugh! Mayor Booker has pushed the City of Newark to the into the 21st Century. Constuction and businesses have come back to Newark like never before!
TruthbeTold August 09, 2012 at 01:04 PM
People can always talk about good things about anyone but the fact of the matter is that over all Hollywood is a disappointment and if an individual wants to back someone that says and I quote " If I am here to run for a 3rd term as mayor please shoot me" go ahead but to most of us who do deal with booker on a daily basis and sees what he is really like rather than reading the GOOD media hype on the internet we know when dog poop smells like poop.
Nez11 August 09, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Excuse my swift typing/texting. Mayor Booker has pushed the City of Newark into the 21st century.
Nez11 August 09, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Again! The voters of Newark did not elect a mayor to just sit behind a desk. One of the jobs of a mayor is to, bring resources and economic developement back to his or her city.
Kelly Guerra August 09, 2012 at 01:15 PM
According to this poll, Mayor Booker should run again...so far he would win by a 57% majority against anyone else running!!!
Nez11 August 09, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Now, my comment on who may be the next mayor of Newark, N.J. If Mayor Booker does not run again. I will not vote for just anybody! Newarkers deserves a well qualified person that can continue Newark's quest to be one of the greatest city's in american! Aim high Newarkers!!!
Nez11 August 09, 2012 at 01:25 PM
So I guess some people my not have a job anymore, if Mayor Booker doesn't run for a 3rd term.... NOW I GET IT!
Nez11 August 09, 2012 at 01:30 PM
57%!!!! Now that's.... "Turth Be Told"!
TruthbeTold August 09, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Im not going to get into it with what looks like a typical hostile Newarker, Comments have been made and thats that. good luck with hollywood
Me February 25, 2013 at 11:27 PM
Newarkers are in a desperate situation. As it stands now, we have no one who will be bold enough to defend the real interest of newwarkers. I worry we will go back to 15-20 years ago. Lord help us.

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