So-Called ‘Progressive’ Took $1,000 From Real Estate Kingpin, Trump Donor
WEST NEW YORK, NJ — Hector Oseguera calls himself a progressive, but the truth is he’s a fraud. One of the former registered Republican’s biggest supporters and top donors is none other than major Trump supporter and real estate magnate Robert Verrone, who donated $1,000 to Oseguera’s campaign in January according to Federal Election Commission records. Verrone contributed $10,000 to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” PAC, and he’s a confidant of Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Oseguera’s official campaign website claims that “Developers have bribed local politicians” — but he’s taking money from a major developer himself! Verrone is the Principal of Iron Hound Management, a commercial real estate financing company that has handled billions of dollars in financial transactions related to commercial real estate development.
“Hector Oseguera calls himself a progressive, but he’s being funded by a major Trump donor and real estate magnate,” said Sires campaign spokesman J.P. Escobar. “The truth is that Oseguera is a fraud — he’s a fake progressive who in reality works as a corporate lawyer for Wall Street banks, used to be a registered Republican and takes money from Trump donors. The real progressive in this race is Albio Sires, who has the support of Governor Murphy, Senator Menendez and Senator Booker and major labor unions like the New Jersey Education Association, Communications Workers of America, Service Employees International Union, International Union of Operating Engineers and so many other advocates for working families who see the work Congressman Sires does every day.”