Cresitello doesn't forget

Politiker.Com reports today that outgoing mayor Donald Cresitello is so far refusing to endorse Tim Dougherty for mayor of Morristown. Dougherty beat Cresitello in last June’s primary.

Yes, the “political” thing to do would be to endorse Dougherty, but Cresitello is still smarting from the bruising campaign last June. It was particularly nasty with a few Dougherty mailers suggesting that Cresitello was involved in illegal activity. I guess the mayor is not forgetting … Good for him.

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About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

11 Responses to Cresitello doesn't forget

  1. Ted says:

    Fred, it sounds like you know Cresitello is innocent. My feeling is that if the editorial page editor of the Daily Record can do nothing to set the record straight, the paper is in sad shape and if Cresitello’s strongest response to the charge is withholding endorsement, he deserved to lose. And why would you assume that Tim wants Cresitello’s endorsement?

  2. Ted:
    I don’t know if you followed the Motown race, but some of Dougherty’s mailers near the end of the campaign were close to libel … You should not infer illegal activity without proof

    And, of course, Tim would want Cresitello’s endorsement. Or to put it another way, he would not want Cresitello to endorse Gervasio, the Republican.

  3. Ted says:

    Fred, I don’t follow Motown politics my only connection is that Tim, Gary Colucci and I filled a Freeholder ticket once. And I’m happy for Tim.

    My point is that you are taking sides but it’s Cresitello who should have addressed the issue and the fact that he didn’t and is still angry, makes me suspicious. Also , don’t be so sure that Tim would want the endorsement of anyone he believes to be crooked. But I guess only Dougherty can answer to that

  4. ChubbyPaul says:

    Fred,
    It sounds like you lost the election with Cresitello! Why do you hate this guy that is sure to take over as the new Mayor???

  5. ChubbyPaul says:

    How does a guy like you get paid to do this sort of thing?

  6. It’s an art-form, ChubbyPaul, an art-form

  7. biz owner says:

    I hope jimmy gervisio wins the Motown election. The other Man has no biz experience. If he was not a democrat he would not even be in the race. He may have made a great mayor back in the 1960s but a town leader needs to know how to handle money and business issues. Go jimmy!

  8. 1st ward resident says:

    Many ofthe attacks made by the doughtery camp were mean , unture and nasty. These people are lusting over running Morristown. Look at some of the developers, bar owners and others who want a seat at the table. Wake up Morristown!

  9. Biz owner says:

    Snake oil now on sale in Morristown. Logic says only fools will buy it.

  10. Hogwash11 says:

    Tim Dougherty has not respect for the law.’

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