Ferriero: business as usual

DENVER — While an FBI raid a law office might unsettle the average politician, Joe Ferriero does not fit into that category.

It was business as usual tonight for the ultra-powerful Bergen County Democratic Chairman, who came to the Pepsi Center tonight with a smile and a tan.

“I was here last night, I’ll be here through the convention. I was hosting meetings, doing fundraising, doing everything I’ve done the last two conventions I’ve been a delegate,” he said, denying talk of his relatively low profile in the delegation.

Ferriero’s law office was raided late last week as part of an ongoing federal probe by U.S. Attorney Chris Christie. But he seemed confident as ever tonight, even pledging that Barack Obama is going to make an appearance in Bergen County.

“I’m sure that he will be in Bergen County,” he said.

Ferriero endorsed Clinton in the primary, but not before having her attend a campaign event and fundraiser in Bergen. And Clinton triumphed there in the February primary by huge margins.

Many Bergen Republicans thinks Democrats in the county who went for Clinton will be reluctant to go for Obama, and could switch to McCain. Ferriero found the idea preposterous.

“That’s not a question. We are absolutely prepared to turn out huge pluralities not only in Bergen County but in the state in New Jersey,” he said.

Ferriero: business as usual