Still fighting, Bergmanson not optimistic about chances of staying on ballot

It’s not looking good for the gubernatorial candidacy of former Glen Ridge Mayor Carl Bergmanson.

Dejected, not ready to submit, but also up against his own quiet version of hanging chads, he left the Office of Administrative Law in Mercerville an hour ago after 12 straight hours.

“At this point I will be back tomorrow at 9,” Bergmanson said. “I maintain that they’re breaking state law by doing this. I’m seriously thinking about filing a lawsuit.”

The renegade Democrat submitted 1,300 petition signatures.

He needs 1,000 to qualify.

But tonight Bergmanson said Tuesday he will likely come up about 20-25 signatures short after the Democratic State Committee challenged his signatures.

“It’s really disappointing,” he said. “I worked hard to get those signatures. It’s despicable that my own state party would undermine the candidacy of a Democrat.”

Still fighting, Bergmanson not optimistic about chances of staying on ballot