By PolitickerNJ Staff | November 26th, 2012 - 10:26pm
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Assemblyman Sean Connors's (D-33) decision to pull the ripcord on Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO)-backed incumbent Jersey City Mayor Jerry Healy revealed an organization in chaos.

With state Sen. Brian P. Stack (D-33) already defined in opposition to the HCDO and state Sen. Nick Sacco (D-32) entrenched in the organization, inquiring minds turned to the county's third power legislator: state Sen. Sandy Cunningham (D-31).

Cunningham two weeks ago told PolitickerNJ.com she hasn't ruled out a run for mayor, but if she runs for re-election to the Senate, there is a strong likelihood she will end up on the Stack - and not Sacco - side of the equation.

That would make Sacco the only HCDO-backed incumbent.

Confident of good relations with both Stack and Cunningham as he heads toward re-election, Gov. Chris Christie has regularly disparaged Sacco as the poster boy for everything wrong with Democratic Party power politics. 

That looked like a good strategy until the FBI showed up at Stack's City Hall last week.

 

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quote of the day

“We’re going to hold the line until hell freezes over, and when hell freezes over, we’re going to hold the line on ice skates." - Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-31), at yesterday's SEIU 1199 rally.

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