The Inside Edge made a mistake.
Six years ago, when Joseph Suliga dropped his bid for re-election to the State Senate following an incident in at an Atlantic City casino, the Union County Democratic leadership picked Freeholder Nicholas Scutari to run for the seat over Assemblywoman Linda Stender. This website dismissed Scutari as a hack, calling him the "Senator from Gregorio," a reference to his association with then-Linden Mayor John Gregorio. Upon reflection, that was unfair. Since going to the Senate in January 2004, Scutari has emerged as a thoughtful and independent thinker. The Inside Edge views the 40-year-old legislator as a rising star and regrets our earlier characterization of him.