Jersey City Mayor Fulop wins historic third term, but can’t pull off clean sweep

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It was a historic night for Steve Fulop. The Jersey City mayor easily defeated political newcomer Lewis Spears to win a third term, becoming the first win three in a row since machine-politics boss Frank Hague ruled the city from 1917 to 1947, when he died in office. The only other Jersey City mayor to accomplish the feat? Dudley S. Gregory, whose third term ended just before the Civil War. “You’d be hard pressed to say that over the last eight years we haven’t made a difference in Jersey City,” Fulop said in his victory speech. Complete results were not in yet when Fulop thanked his supporter…

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