It seems that Royal Printing is a major recipient of Democrat No Bid contracts. Mercer County Democrats were involved in pay-to-play with this company.
“Mercer County residents care about what their elected officials are doing with public funds. Our residents also deserve absolute transparency from the government and elected officials. By opening this tip line, we are providing a way for people to be heard and for their concerns to be investigated.” The tip line is a result of the many calls that were received by the GOP challenger campaign after the pair requested an investigation of printing contracts granted by the county.
Randazzo requested the investigation of the contracts and various donations made by Royal Printing to the Mercer Democratic Committee and Freeholder John Cimino. Royal Printing also apparently wheeled money into Mercer County and various democrat elected officials including County Executive Brian Hughes through the scandal ridden New Frontier PAC which has been linked to recently indicted Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano.
This scandal in Mercer County made headlines and blogs.
Cindy Randazzo, a Princeton Republican running for freeholder, called on law enforcement entities to investigate the relationship between West New York-based Royal Printing, the New Frontier committee, and Mercer Democrats for possible pay-to-play violations last week. Democrats strongly denied all of the charges.
In a statement, Republicans said that Royal Printing donated a total of $6,000 to New Frontier on several occasions from 2007 to 2009. Sometimes New Frontier donated identical amounts to Mercer Democrats, such as county Executive Brian Hughes, soon after receiving funds from Royal Printing, according to the statement, which said the printing firm held $220,889.50 in Mercer County contracts in 2006, $258,525.12 in 2007, and $449,704.88 in 2008.
New Frontier, based in Burlington County, recently gained notoriety this year after politicians who received money from the committee, like Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano, were indicted on federal corruption charges.
At times Royal Printing also donated directly to Mercer Democrats, although always below the threshold necessary to invoke a county pay-to-play law that would have barred the company from receiving county contracts, the Republicans said.
Pay-to-play and Magazzu, PERFECT TOGETHER!