Here’s a hint: it’s not Queens.
According to the Campaign Finance database, 54% of all contributions to the S.J. JUNG FOR STATE SENATE committee came from New Jersey.
Whether it’s Edison, Closter, Teaneck, Cliffside Park, or Englewood Cliffs, Jung’s candidacy is being financed by out-of-towners.
Maybe we should call him South Jersey Jung?
Contributions buy influence, it’s a fact, but do we really want that influence coming from New Jersey into Queens? What does this say about the candidate?
According to the 2014 report, Jung raised a total of $219,402, of which $118,956 (more than half of his donations) came from New Jersey-based contributors.
And there’s even more money that came in from outside the district, other than New Jersey, adding insult to injury.
It’s no wonder a hunk of his campaign war chest is coming in from New Jersey, Jung’s lived there for most of his life — only making an occasional appearance here in Queens to run for one office or another.
The proof is in the pudding. Aren’t we tired of this?