Rodriguez: victory will be sweeter for being won by underdogs

WEST NEW YORK – Bumped out of the 33rd District as a consequence of redistricting, Assemblywoman turned commissioner candidate Caridad Rodriguez just voted here at the Middle School.

“It’s a disgrace,” Rodriguez said of the sitting administration, Team Vega.

“In two years, my property tax bill went from $8,700 to almost $15,000?” said the ally of Dr. Felix Roque. “Come on, people are going to see through that. And then they have the nerve to ride around in these vans that say ‘Lower taxes.'”

Escorting her 90-year-old mother to and from the polls, Rodriguez admitted her troops are up against an entrenched power base managed by the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO).

“But if we win, it will be that much sweeter,” she said, acknowledging the absence of would-be allies U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-13) and Union City Mayor Brian P. Stack.

Rodriguez: victory will be sweeter for being won by underdogs