Bergen County Exec’s race: Giblin cites potential Cho factor

MONTCLAIR - One prominent North Jersey politician noted that in the critical Bergen County races to be decided on Tuesday, one Democrat's strong campaign effort could help a fellow party member win.

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MONTCLAIR – One prominent North Jersey politician noted that in the critical Bergen County races to be decided on Tuesday, one Democrat’s strong campaign effort could help a fellow party member win.

“There has been a lot of [interest] in Roy Cho. Maybe he can up the voting numbers in Bergen, particularly in the Asian-American community, to help Jim Tedesco,” said state Assemblyman Thomas Giblin (D-34), of Montclair, about the Democratic candidates in the Fifth Congressional District and for Bergen County executive, respectively in a phone interview on Sunday. “If there is any reason that Jim Tedesco wins, it’s because of Roy Cho.”

Republican incumbent Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan had a fairly minimal schedule of activities lined up on Sunday, including a brief appearance at an American Legion hall in Carlstadt and two church appearances in Hackensack and Carlstadt later in the day, according to representatives of her campaign.

“She’s been out there for a long time, for 30 years in Bergen County,” said Giblin about Donovan, noting that all GOP candidates could benefit from Democrat President Obama’s dipping popularity. “But I’m from the school of never getting cocky. Maybe those extra brunch and church visits in this kind of a race will be helpful.”

Bergen County Exec’s race: Giblin cites potential Cho factor