Sal Vega has got a problem: his friends. His friend Gerald Lange, who ran with him for West New York Commissioner and took his seat on the Hudson County Board of Freeholders, was arrested on domestic violence charges last week after allegedly hitting his wife. Now, a warrant has been issued for the arrest of his friend Rudy Garcia, the former Union City Mayor and Assemblyman, who has reportedly been implicated in a $500 million internet gamblin scheme. Garcia’s wife is Vega’s running mate in the upcoming 33rd district legislative primary.
Then again, Vega’s enemies include Brian Stack, his opponent for the Democratic State Senate nomination. Stack was served with a subpoena connected to a federal probe of the state budget.