Fulop allies say freeholder playing politics with new aide

A Jersey City freeholder who recently had a very public battle with Mayor Steve Fulop is raising eyebrows by hiring an aide who lives in Bergen County and works for the East Orange mayor.

The mayor’s allies say Freeholder Gerard Balmir, whose wife works for Senate President Stephen Sweeney, hired his new aide with one eye on the next gubernatorial race. Both Fulop and Sweeney are expected to seek the Democratic nomination for governor in 2017.

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