Skip to comments.Hoboken mayoral candidate Bhalla cites Trump in 'brown man wearing a turban' ad
Posted on 09/28/2017 9:18:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
HOBOKEN -- In Hoboken, outgoing Mayor Dawn Zimmer, like some mayors in other U.S. cities, has said that certain Donald Trump administration policies could hurt local residents. She has criticized some of his immigration policies and been vocal against his stance on the Paris Accords/climate change.
Trump has become an issue in the current Hoboken mayoral campaign, too. Mayoral candidate Ravi Bhalla, a councilman and lawyer who's been endorsed by Zimmer, has said in at least three pieces of campaign literature that he will "stand up to Trump" and fight hate. Meanwhile, his opponents have said he is trying to use national issues to claim a local office.
In a provocative mailer sent to residents Wednesday, he said that he is "Everything Trump hates, a brown man wearing a turban." (Bhalla's religion is Sikh. He has spoken out in past years against discrimination.)
Some believe that national issues should not be important in the traditionally non-partisan Hoboken mayor and council races, while others disagree.
Councilwoman Jen Giattino, also a Zimmer ally, may split the same voter base as Bhalla. She is a registered Republican. Earlier this summer, she declined at first to speak out on who she voted for in last year's presidential election, but later said she had voted for Libertarian Gary Johnson.
In our mayoral candidate article last week, she said she would stand up to Trump if any of his policies stood to harm local residents.
Six people are running for mayor, and 14 are running for City Council. A few of the 14 council candidates are Republicans. One of them, Joshua Einstein, has said he "100 percent" supports Trump. Another who has been a registered Republican in the past, Angelo Valente, has declined to say for whom he voted last year.
We ran a story earlier this summer about the council candidates' stances on the issue. And you can read the mayoral candidates' thoughts using the above link.
Read more: Hudson Reporter - Hoboken mayoral candidate Bhalla cites Trump in brown man wearing a turban ad
Funny, he SOUNDS like a Mohammadan.
You grab the strip of cloth of his turban, pull it hard, and he starts spinning around and around.
Must be something about Hoboken
All the Sikhs I know are conservatives
Yes. Nikki, (the former Nimrata Randhawa Haley) was raised as Sikh and converted to Methodist after her marriage.
I like most of what she’s doing for Trump.
When I see her she looks exhausted. May have lost weight too. I hope she will soon be able to get more personal time to rest.
I could be misjudging her ‘game face’ for a tired face.
Some folks have a certain look when they are all business.
It’s like a warning not to waste their time.
Bhalla Not the Challah is running for mayor of HOBOKEN. That says it all in one sentence.
Years ago when you drove by it, you could smell the refineries and garbage. You were told not to light a match if you were near it.
Hoboken, New Jersey. One of many reported last homes of Jimmy Hoffa.
What an idiot!
The Hindu and Sikh community were very helpful in President Trump’s election.
"...brown man wearing a turban..."
He’s a leftist, to be sure, jumped on the bandwagon of so-called “civil rights” causes. Unfortunately, he won the Mayoral election with a slim plurality of 33% and took office today (1/1/2018).
At least two other known Sikhs have served as Mayors: one (Kash Gill) in Yuba City (CA) is a Republican, while another in notoriously left-wing Charlottesville (VA) is a Democrat (Satyendra Huja).
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