Remember how John Adler beat Lee Laskin? Or how Dennis McNerney beat Hank McNamara?

Unless the Bergen County Democratic Civil War ends before spring, look for a massive amount of money to be spent in the 37th district primary. County Chairman Joseph Ferriero has privately pledged to spend considerable funds to oust three incumbent legislators running off the line in June, and his Senate candidate, uber-ambitious Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes, is a fairly amazing fundraiser in his own right. He raised nearly $600k for his mayoral re-election bid (with nearly $200k remaining), and has nearly $500k cash-on-hand in a federal campaign account he formed just in case the ninth district House seat opens up. Ken Zisa, a former Assemblyman who will run with Wildes on Ferriero’s ticket, has more than $100k in his account. Incumbent State Senator Loretta Weinberg has about $150k in her warchest. Her running mates have modest amounts of cash-on-hand: Assemblyman Gordon Johnson has about $24k, while Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri-Huttle has $18k.

Remember how John Adler beat Lee Laskin? Or how Dennis McNerney beat Hank McNamara?