In the middle of their own war in North Hudson that does not (newsflash coming up) involve a High Noon showdown between state senators Nick Sacco and Brian P. Stack, West New York Mayor Felix Roque welcomed the main players from the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO) to a Secaucus fundraiser on Friday night.
In a sign of wary goodwill built around the common purpose of destroying a political foe, the room at La Reggia included Speaker Vinny Prieto (D-32), Sacco, and Hudson County Executive Tom (up for re-election in 2015) DeGise, all backing former toxic mess turned rehabilitated local figure of gravitas Roque.
Since beating hacking conspiracy charges last year, Roque – in full warpaint mode – has teamed up with the HCDO to get behind the freeholder candidacy of Commisisoner Caridad Rodriguez.
Rodriguez is trying to unseat well-funded but establishment-drop-kicked Freeholder Jose Munoz, the feds’ star witness last year against Roque.
“I don’t know you, so I hope you kinow what you’re doing,” DeGise was heard to tell operative Pablo Fonseca, a Newark-branded player who’s now running Rodriguez’s campaign under the auspices of Roque world.
Once we get beyond the May 13th election, PolitickerNJ will be in Hudson covering the Munoz v. Rodriguez June 3rd Democratic Primary contest.