Their cover story dovetails with Al Sullivan's column this week:
"...Russo and Romano suggested Councilwoman Beth Mason as a compromise chair person. Most believe she won’t be running for reelection in the 2nd Ward and she would do well as bolstering the Democratic Party especially in helping Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president.You know, GA poked around a little for information about whether the Dem committee chair was going to Beth Mason, as was rumored. Responses I got from reliable sources ran the gamut from "She's not getting it" to "That bitch gets nothing."
But for even more powerful people outside of Hoboken, Mason poses a threat, since she is aligned with state Senator Stephen Sweeney at a time when many in Hudson County are behind Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop’s possible run for governor. Sweeney is seen as a potential candidate as well.
A call from one of Fulop’s people apparently said that if Mason wants the chair, she would have to endorse Fulop and donate to his campaign, sources said. Mason apparently told the Fulop people to take a flying leap and to keep their nose out of Hoboken politics."
Oh yes, the animus for Mason outside of Hoboken runs deep. Politically speaking, she's D.O.A. in Hudson County.
GA heard Beth Mason is considering starting her own Democratic organization, again dovetailing with the Sullivan column:
"Mason could also get around the fight by running her own ticket of Democratic committee people in the June primary against those who are currently there. If successful, she would be able to take over the Democratic party anyway and would likely become chair person by controlling all the votes."While GA is told it would never work, a bad idea never stopped the Mason gang.
Well, as the Star Ledge referenced, the leaders of Hudson County municipalities have aligned behind Steve Fulop's gubernatorial ambitions- except for Beth Mason. In the eyes of Fulop loyalists, supporting 'traitor' Beth Mason as Dem Committee President would be akin to giving Mayor Fulop the finger.