Bounced out of his Assembly reelection bid as a consequence of brass knuckle Hudson politics, lame duck Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia (D-33) is running for a local council seat in his hometown of Hoboken.
An incumbent this year after having served one term in office, Garcia ran afoul of the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO).
Now he wants to put incumbent Ward 6 Councilwoman Jennifer Giattino out of office in November.
“To be honest, no one has seen Giattino much,” said a Hudson source close to Garcia. “Carmelo is actually gaining traction, due to his highly visible nature. When you combine his natural personability but also his intellect, its a killer combo. Formidable support is lining up behind him – hes a new generation guy with deep roots in Hoboken. Another killer combo.”