As Election Day 2015 winds down, there is considerable speculation about the condition of incumbent Democrats in Passaic County, the political bread basket of Democratic State Chairman John Currie, who doubles as the seasoned chairman of the Passaic County Democratic Committee.
“Currie is worried,” a source confessed to PolitickerNJ.
The party has mobilized forces in Paterson to try to bump turn-out and repel suburban Republicans intent on making a low turnout election year work in their favor.
Two sources said Currie is moving with all expedition to ensure the reelection of his freeholder candidates and stem perception that he may be weak in his home county.
“If those guys lose, you know what happens, right?” a Democratic source groaned, suggesting impetus by South Jersey Democrats to go after Currie.
Sources say South Jersey was irritated when the chairman lent his heft to the quad county alliance of Hudson, Essex, Bergen and Passaic.
Any sign that Currie is less than full tilt could spell a challenge to his chairmanship.
“The First Ward race is exceeding numbers but we don’t know what is happening up county,” a source told PolitickerNJ. “Paterson’s quiet except for the First Ward. No one’s really caring about the ballot question.”
All eyes on Passaic right now…