It’s ex-cop v ex-cop in Newark’s East Ward city council runoff election Tuesday

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When voters in Newark’s East Ward go to the polls in Tuesday’s city council runoff election, they’ll choose between a retired city police detective endorsed in the runoff by Mayor Ras Baraka and a department veteran Baraka appointed chief in 2014. The mayor’s pick, Michael Silva, was the high vote-getter for the East Ward council seat in the city’s May 10 non-partisan municipal election, with 1,104 votes, or 35.8% of the 3,101 total votes cast. His runoff opponent, Anthony Campos, the retired chief snubbed by the mayor, finished a close second, with 1,068 votes, or 34.3%. Since none of the fou…

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