By PolitickerNJ Staff | November 8th, 2013 - 12:28pm
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It was 1996 when the mayor of Fair Lawn ran off the line against the organization-backed mayor of Englewood for the 9th District Congressional seat in the Democratic Primary. He got run over in that election and left for politically dead.

Now Bob Gordon, who later revived his career in the Assembly and then moved up to become the 38th District's dominant fixture, is again mulling a run for Congress.

This time. he's looking at doing something his onetime conqueror, U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman (D-9), wouldn't do: run against incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-5), New Jersey's most conservative congressman.

Gordon and Bergen County Democratic Chairman Lou Stellato are looking at the possibility of a Gordon candidacy next year.

The 38th District's favorite "obstructionist" just weathered a hard election, winning by 2,000 votes on Tuesday night, and is not ready to make a final decision about Garrett, but sources in Bergen say he's studying the situation closely. 

 

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"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

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