The Press of Atlantic City has officially reported that Joe Polillo is attempting another Independent bid for Mayor of Atlantic City. Michael Clark’s article reveals that Mr. Polillo has already accepted money for campaign coffers. We wonder if this will jeopardize his talk show host gig.
Mr. Polillo is currently the guest host of Dan Klein’s South Jersey Insider talk radio show on Saturdays, 1-4pm on WIBG 1020. FCC regulations state that when a candidate for public office appears on the airwaves his political competitors must be given equal time.
Mr. Polillo conducted Scott Evans’s first radio interview on the SJ Insider show. The two are now arguing over who deserves credit for the re-valuated tax bill phase-in.
The truth, Polillo said, is Evans’ tax relief ideas to implement a five-year phase-in plan and start a trust fund solely for property-tax relief were both originally his ideas.
“I’ve been saying that for years,” he said about the trust-fund plan.
Mr. Polillo has an official campaign web-site. It is difficult to determine what campaign the various items are from. Mr. Polillo is on record stating that he is not very technologically savvy. Yet there is a lot of time between now and November’s general election for Mr. Polillo to update his web-site.
Both Mr. Polillo and Lorenzo Langford have been around city politics for a long time. Mr. Langford has had his chance as Mayor. Mayor Evans is new, but tainted with Callaway ties and a lack of substance. Mr. Polillo is willing to venture $20,000 of his personal assets on the gamble that voters will think they were wrong to pass on him in 2005. It is very appropriate for such a gamble to take place in Casino City.