InsiderNJ: Clearing the way for the DeFusco mayoral war

On the heels of a grenade tossed back and forth on the potential threat seeing Councilman Ruben Ramos take on Freeholder Anthony “Stick” Romano for his seat, a mix of smoke emerges from an initial skirmish.

InsiderNJ, the new statewide political website followed MSV in identifying the expanding rifts circling a pending Councilman Mike DeFusco entry to run for Hoboken mayor saying it’s tied to HudCo political operatives who want to regain a financial foothold in Hoboken.

Get Romano out of the way and clear a path for Councilman Mike DeFusco is the theme of the story.

Romano, a county legislator of standing in Hoboken and previously a Hoboken Police Captain may not be feeling harried to officially respond or do much of anything. This may be especially true of the experienced political veteran agreeing to do anything to benefit a young councilman.

For the rest of the InsiderNJ story from editor Max Pizarro, please see the City Confidential link:

Councilman Ruben Ramos ready to make the move
to Freeholder? So far it’s all quiet on the Hoboken front.

Talking Ed Note: While no one has heard from Councilman Ruben Ramos, the expectations of Romano running in the June primary with nothing more than token opposition continues to feed the belief he will not be running or endorsing anyone against Mayor Zimmer.

HudCo heads may be less than amused by the antics of some of their underlings who are targeting Hoboken for political payback and long sought contracts. Or some may enjoy the dance. Infrastructure will play a big part of Hoboken’s investment in the coming years. Some political operatives kept out during the Zimmer years want in badly and the best vehicle is clearing the decks for a one on one battle in November for Hoboken mayor.

The rest of this story is MSV premium and will go out to members later today.

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