TEANECK – State Sen. Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D – Bergen) says that regardless of the result of today’s gubernatorial and legislative elections, she has both the will and the votes to keep her leadership position.
“I think I offer experience and a balance to [State Sen. President Steve Sweeney],” said Weinberg as she paused from making get-out-the-vote phone calls at her Cedar Lane headquarters on Election Day. “He’s been great to work with – he actually listens from time to time, like a lot of other men I know don’t. The Senate president and I are running as a team, and we have no reason to believe that anybody else is in the field. The ironworker and the feisty Jewish grandmother together – it’s worth it.”
At 78, Weinberg’s fire for politics still burns hot.
“I sometimes wish I no longer had a passion for the issues. I sometimes wish I could take a pill to get over it. But it’s still there, beating in my DNA,” Weinberg said. “The issues are what motivate me.”