On Thursday, Daily Voice reported that popular Republican Mayor John Cosgrove of Fair Lawn is ruling himself our of a 2017 showdown with incumbent Bob Gordon….
I think it important to end speculation regarding my candidacy so that other candidates may be selected.”
“While much is broken in Trenton and needs strong and dedicated attention, I have decided to remain in Fair Lawn, to finish my term as Mayor and on Council, to ensure the completion of important municipal projects such as our Senior Housing complex.”
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Insiders lament that Cosgrove’s close relationship with Gail Gordon, a major GOP fundraiser and the incumbent’s spouse, is likely a major factor in muting the Mayor’s enthusiasm for what would have undoubtedly turned into an ugly high-dollar November contest but, at the end of the day, a competitive race which Republicans could’ve won.