Source: Holt’s timing ticks off party

PolitickerNJ.com innocently asked a power player for a quote about retiring U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) – and ended up enduring an expletive-laden tirade.

FYI, this person wasn’t U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6), either, who would understandably not harbor warm and fuzzy feelings about his colleague, who dove into a U.S. Senate race last year and helped short-circuit the Long Branch congressman’s long nursed hope to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).

This was a Democratic Party organization person. 

Holt’s decision two days ago to retire at the end of this term, which spilled out in the open in the PM, caught the Democratic Party flat-footed, the source said.

“That %%$#,” the source told PolitickerNJ, offended by the way the liberal congressman made his announcement, too, “in The New York %%$# Times,” the source fumed.  

 

Source: Holt’s timing ticks off party