Smith: if Buono picks O’Donnell for state party chairmanship she will be well-served

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Hudson County Democratic Chairman Mark Smith wouldn’t confirm state Sen. Barbara Buono’s (D-18) state party chair choice as HCDO consigliere Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell (D-31).

But if she goes that way, she’ll be getting a great state chairman, Smith told PolitickerNJ.com.

“If she does pick Jason O’Donnell, she’s going to be well-served by a man, a Democrat, who is intelligent and energetic,” Smith said. “It comes down to her choice, and I’m going to support her choice 100%. She is the gubernatorial candidate.” 

A Democratic Party source late in the day Thursday said Buono was resisting pressure to back off O’Donnell. 

Smith: if Buono picks O’Donnell for state party chairmanship she will be well-served