Hoboken Mayor-Elect Bhalla shares nice photo of competing mayoral campaigns not…

first_img× HOBOKEN — Politics around Hudson County can get heated and dirty. So Hoboken-Elect Ravi Bhalla emailed his supporters a nice photo on Friday, a photo of the last hour of the Tuesday, Nov. 7 mayoral election in Hoboken, when competing campaigns vied at rush hour to convince the last commuters coming back to town to vote for their candidate.In an election marked by hate flyers toward the end (see this weekend’s print edition or go to hudsonreporter.com starting Sunday for investigation updates), good people know how to get along without making personal attackis. The above photo shows these campaigns not beating each other up with their signs or cussing each other out.Bhalla wrote, “After a long election season, I thought it fitting to share with you this picture of competing mayoral campaigns enjoying a moment together. It was was taken with only an hour left before polls closed on Election Day. As told to me, the campaigns were taking shelter from the rain, wind and cold in close quarters just outside the uptown ferry station, as they waited for commuters to emerge so that they could make their final pitch for their candidate of choice. What could have been an awkward or tense circumstance in this case was mostly filled with neighborly kindness, offers of umbrellas, and this smiling picture.”He also congratulated the other five candidates in the mayoral race.Want to see more kindness? In this weekend’s edition of the Hudson Reporter, we’ll be running our annual list of the many places around the county where you can volunteer, donate food, or get a free meal (or turkey) if you’re in need.Happy Thanksgiving!last_img read more