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.
Days after Jersey City Mayor (and 2017 gubernatorial hopeful) Steve Fulop declared his support and fundraising devotion to South Jersey Congressional candidate Bill Hughes, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) see-sawed onto Fulop's turf with his own "I can find pockets of love in every part of this state including JC" statement.Read More >
By ASLON GOOW, SR. I have spent the past three decades raising a family, building a business, and working to improve our Paterson communities. I am proud of those accomplishments. In 2002, I spoke at an expungement... Read More >
"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- PolitickerNJ.com
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