Tired of being bad mouthed behind her back – and out in the open - by the municipal chair of the Middlesex County Democratic Committee, Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz wants Leslie Dominguez Rodriguez gone.
Rodriguez backed Bill Delgado for mayor against Diaz last year, a candidate crushed by Diaz in the November election.
The mayor and her allies last night asked Rodriguez to resign. But a source close to Perth Amboy politics said she’s fighting it.
“If she doesn’t step down, we will wage county committee battle, and she will lose,” the source said.
"I'm a union leader," said Rodriguez, a member of CWA, unhappy with Diaz's support of public worker pen/ben overhaul. "I gave her the floor. I made it clear it was a nonpartisan race. She was booed."
The bigger battlefield dimensions are unmistakable here, as the forces of labor leader Kevin McCabe look to supplant sitting Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Peter Barnes with McCabe.
Rodriguez supports Barnes. She serves as vice chair of the county party committee, in fact.
Diaz and her allies support McCabe as part of a foundation with Woodbridge that puts the challenger in a good position to buck the standing power structure if he can land the support of one more key Middlesex town.
But they will first have to buck Rodriguez, who refuses to budge.
BY BOB BOWSER To the citizens of the great city of East Orange, I am eternally grateful that you have allowed me to serve as your Mayor for the past sixteen years. As a community of concerned citizens, you have been willing participants in... Read More >
“I haven’t made up my mind whether to do that." - Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34) on whether she will seek a third term as speaker.- The Bergen Record
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