Weinberg staying out of Codey vs. Sweeney fight

State Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Teaneck) is torn on whether she will vote in the Senate leadership elections if she wins her race for Lt. Governor. So far she has not taken sides in the bitter fight for Senate President between Richard Codey (D-Roseland) and Stephen Sweeney (D-West Deptford).

Weinberg told PolitickerNJ.com’s Matt Friedman that she is torn over her role.

“I shouldn’t make any predictions. My guess is that I will not be playing a role at that stage,” Weinberg said. “But by the same token, on the other side of the fence, I don’t want Bergen County to lose a voice there.”

If Weinberg wins, the Democratic County Committee in District 37 will hold a special election convention to fill her seat until November 2010. Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle (D-Englewood) and Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-Englewood) have both indicated they would run for the Senate.

Weinberg staying out of Codey vs. Sweeney fight