Plumeri holds kick-off event in Hamilton

Hamilton Township Democratic Mayoral candidate Barbara Plumeri held a kick-off small donor meet and greet yesterday at Killarney’s Publick House in Hamilton.

Among the some 200 people who attended the $25 per head event were County Executive Brian Hughes, Senators Shirley Turner and Linda Greenstein, Assemblymen Wayne DeAngelo and Dan Benson and several Mercer County Freeholders.

Plumeri is challenging for the mayor’s seat vacated by Republican John Bencivengo who was found guilty of corruption charges late last year. Former Republican Councilwoman Kelly Yaede was tapped to fill Bencivengo’s spot until the special election in November and will seek to maintain the seat in Republican hands.

"He’s obviously working very, very hard at it. I mean he’s traveling all over the country as chairman of the [Republican Governors Association] and I think at this point he has as good a chance or better than anybody else. His name is household word all across the country, and I think he would make a great president."
—former U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), on Gov. Chris Christie