In Bergen, it’s O’Toole vs. DiGaetano

The race for Bergen County Republican Chairman between incumbent Robert Ortiz and challenger Robert Yudin is being viewed as a proxy fight of sorts between two outsiders with influence over Bergen County politics. Ortiz has the backing of State Sen. Kevin O’Toole, the Essex County Republican Chairman, while Yudin is receiving help from former Assembly Majority Leader and gubernatorial candidate Paul DiGaetano. O’Toole and DiGaetano are political rivals whose relationship has deteriorated exponentially over the last two years.

In Bergen, it’s O’Toole vs. DiGaetano