In a bizarre move following Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop’s endorsement of Phil Murphy, the only candidate who has officially launched a 2017 gubernatorial bid, the NJ State Building & Construction Trades Council took to PolitickerNJ yesterday to endorse Senate President Steve Sweeney.
The thing is, Sweeney, while long considered a likely candidate (like Fulop, like Lesniak, like Byrne) hasn’t announced he’s running for anything. But that didn’t stop William T. Mullen, President of the Building Trades Council:
“The NJ State Building & Construction Trades Council, comprised of 15 international building trades unions, 13 county councils and some 150,000 members in New Jersey, proudly asserts its endorsement of Senate President Stephen Sweeney and urges him to immediately announce his candidacy for Governor. New Jersey needs his leadership now!”
Would this be considered a “draft Sweeney” effort?