Ferriero’s march back from Elba

Former Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joseph Ferriero is so confident that his conviction on federal corruption charges will be overturned that he’s already looking to carve out a role in the 2010 campaign.  Ferriero has been calling key party leaders and operatives to talk politics.  He has not gotten a call back from County Executive Dennis C. McNerney, his onetime protégé who is up for re-election this year, although he has spoken with Deputy Chief of Staff Lynne Hurwitz, the Hackensack Democratic Municipal Chair.  Before his conviction, some party leaders said that Ferriero was planning a comeback if the jury acquitted him; now Democratic insiders suggest that he would have trouble winning a contested race for County Chairman.   Ferriero’s sentencing has been postponed until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on federal honest-services laws.  If they find it unconstitutional, Ferriero could become a free man. 

Ferriero’s march back from Elba