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Now that the Special Election is over, Committee People from 3 counties will decide who the Democratic nominee will be at a convention to replace Donald Payne Jr. for a full two-year term (John just called out the NJ State Democratic Committee for not following its own rules leading up to this convention). John also asked Biden to step down on July 4th, wants to introduce term limits for Supreme Court Justices, and he promises to be the climate champion that NJ-10 and our planet need right now. He’s also running against a Newark Council President who’s accepting donations mostly from PACs and big donors, has legal challenges to her ballot signatures, and presides over a city recently ranked as one the worst places to raise a family or be a renter in.

 


Saturday, July 20, 2024 10:01 PM

McIver may Have Been Unbeatable

McIver had establishment support everywhere in the district from Day 1. Interestingly, other candidates showed they had second place support in different areas of the district. Flora was the runner up in Caldwell, Essex Fells, and Verona, 3 townships where he spent considerable time door-knocking and riding through the district. 


Thursday, July 18, 2024 7:52 AM

10th District Special Primary

McIver wins with less than half the vote, abysmal voter turnout, & Democratic leaders being pressured to postpone the nominating convention for breaking their own rules.


Wednesday, July 17, 2024 10:30 PM

8 Congress Candidates In NJ-10 Call Foul On Democratic Party Leaders

More press covering the rigged process and a rushed convention to nominate a Democratic candidate for the upcoming General Election in November. 


Wednesday, July 17, 2024 8:45 AM

7 Democrats File to Run at Convention for Payne’s Seat

Flora successfully filed to be considered at the nominating convention to replace the 2 year term for Payne Jr’s seat. He and his running mates are involved in a legal challenge to this convention, its rules which were not adhered to by the NJ State Democratic Party, the timeline of the convention, and the bullying that many Democratic committeepersons experienced leading up to the convention.



Sunday, July 14, 2024 6:51 PM

A Crowded and Contentious Race

The AP Press will be reporting a close outcome on Tuesday with a crowded field of candidates and lots of drama early on in the race.


Saturday, July 13, 2024 8:57 PM

Six of the Eleven Candidates Answer Interview Questions

 



Wednesday, July 3, 2024 9:25 PM

Larger Than Expected Crowd at Candidate Forum

A large voter turnout at the first candidate forum indicates there was a lot of public interest in learning about the candidates and not being told who to vote for by party leadership. A link to the forum is below:

Video Link

 


Monday, June 10, 2024 10:39 PM

Voter Turnout Will Determine Who Goes to Congress

If the  June 4th Primary showed us anything, it’s that voter turnout will be very low in July. John is gaining support in all right places and this is anybody’s race with 11 candidates splitting up the vote.


Saturday, June 8, 2024 9:41 PM

Mail-In Ballots Expected to Arrive Soon

Voter should be on the lookout in the mail for an orange and white envelope that has a vote by mail official ballot inside for the special election in the 10th congressional district.


Tuesday, June 4, 2024 10:41 PM

Payne Wins NJ-10 Primary Posthumously, Setting Up Special Convention This Summer

Running unopposed, Donald Payne Jr won the 6/4 Primary election. Now voters get to choose his replacement in the 7/16 Special Election, sending party leadership a message for the upcoming convention in the summer.


Friday, May 31, 2024 6:48 AM

Teacher going straight to the voters of NJ 10

John Flora is going straight to the voters in the name of democracy.


Thursday, May 23, 2024 11:59 PM

12 Vying to Fill the Late Payne’s Term

12 candidates looking to fill Payne Jr’s seat


Thursday, May 23, 2024 8:38 PM

Ballot Positions Determined for NJ-10 Candidates

Flora has the following ballot positions for the 7/16 Special Election:

Essex County 11th

Hudson County 7th

Union County 10th

 


Tuesday, May 21, 2024 3:56 AM

After the Party Line

Getting rid of the “line” means voters have more of a say again. 


Monday, May 20, 2024 9:34 PM

Way sends McIver, Claybrooks petition challenges back to judges

New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way has remanded the 2 petition challenges for McIver and Claybrooks back to administrative law judges.


Sunday, May 19, 2024 10:41 PM

Nine Dems Seeking Payne Seat Want McIver Off The Ballot

Nine Democrats running in the July 16 special Democratic primary for Congress in CD-10 have asked Secretary of State Tahesha Way to remove LaMonica McIver from the ballot because they believe she submitted a fraudulent candidate petition to the Division of the Elections.


Thursday, May 16, 2024 6:52 PM

NJ-10 Petitions Challenged

Challenges have been made to 3 of the 11 candidate’s petition signatures.


Tuesday, May 14, 2024 11:41 PM

Hudson Democrats Will Stay Neutral in NJ10 Primary

More good news for the Flora campaign - Hudson County leadership decided not to endorse the County Commissioner Jerry Walker, essentially letting the voters decide.


Saturday, May 11, 2024 8:21 PM

Who is Running for Donald Payne Jr's House Seat?

A crowded field of 11 Democratic candidates vying for the NJ-10 seat in the 2024 Special Primary Election


Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:53 AM

Flora Says No to the "Line"

John Flora has been advocating against establishment politics and unfair voting practices since he ran for the NJ-10 seat back in 2020. Fortunately, the infamous party line has been removed in New Jersey. That's not to say that career politicians will not try other tactics to prevent a democratic process from unfolding in the current Special Election.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:47 PM

Congressional Candidate Cannot Be Bought

Flora made a promise in 2019 that he is still sticking by today: More voters met than dollars raised. 


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:33 AM

"No Fossil Fuel Money" Pledge

Flora signs the pledge with local Sunrise Movement activists at a house party.


Thursday, August 29, 2019 8:02 PM

Ending a Congressional Dynasty

A seat in Congress should be determined by voters, not bloodline. 


Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:35 PM

Flora 2020 Challenge

Flora 2020 Primary Election Announcement 


Thursday, November 17, 2016 8:23 PM

Flora Wins an Environmental Education Award

Flora teaching students how to combat climate change


Monday, July 7, 2014 7:55 PM

Grammy Award Nomination

John Flora is a three-time GRAMMY Award nominee who has dedicated his 20-year career as a music educator to working with students of all ages and abilities across the Jersey City Public Schools.

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