Sources: Lora Expected to Step Up After Blanco Meltdown

Passaic County Freeholder Hector Lora is in line to succeed Passaic Mayor Alex Blanco for the local Democratic Party establishment, according to sources close to the embattled city.

Blanco pleaded guilty this morning in federal court to accepting a bribe from developers.

Party insiders expect Lora to step up and run in next year’s election to succeed Blanco in what is expected to be a competitive election.