District 31 race pits two old rivals against one another
(11/01/04) BAYONNE A special election for the 31st state Senate District seat has once again pitted two political rivals against each other.
Bayonne Mayor Joe Doria (D) was picked by Democrats to temporarily take the place of Glen Cunningham, who died of a heart attack in May. He is now running to be the full-time representative of District 31, and he says his connections throughout the area make him the candidate best suited for the job.
In an ironic twist, Doria will be facing off against the man who once beat him in a state Assembly race. Anthony Chiappone, running as an Independent, ended Dorias longtime run in the Assembly in what many people believed to be a political upset. Chiappone says Doria lacks the necessary relationships to be a successful representative.