NORTH BERGEN – Here in support of North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco, Union City Mayor Brian P. Stack emerged from a car to check on poll workers only to find himself nose-to-nose with Larry Wainstein backer attorney Mario Blanch.
“You’re a carpetbagger,” Blanch yelled at Stack. “Get out of my town. You’re a carpetbagger.”
The two men went back and forth with Stack asserting his right to go wherever he wants, including North Bergen, when he wants.
Accompanying Blanch was Howard McPherson, whom Stack said threatened him, prompting the mayor to call the police. Blanch, donning shades, and McPherson jumped into a car and pulled away. Moments later, both North Bergen PD and Hudson County Sheriff’s Office cars lurched into the intersection of Paterson Plank Road and 11th Street, near where the exchange occurred.
Stack filed a police report.