Hey, what's that in LD32 Senator Sacco's shopping bag?
It looks like Mike DeFusco!
Why is Sacco shopping in Hoboken? There are plenty of great supermarkets in North Bergen.
In fact, the reason why LD33's Senator Brian Stack endorsed Hoboken's ACME, was to remind Sacco to leave the Mile Square's fresh fruit, vegetables and elections alone.
In the meantime, sources tell GA that Sacco claims he wasn't shopping in Hoboken, but "it was Joey." Is there a difference?
Anyway, GA wonders if the gentleman's agreement to stay out of Hoboken's election is being respected or just lip service.
That is because of comments Mike DeFusco made to Hudson County View's John Heinis on Monday. DeFusco appeared to acknowledge the conflict between Sacco and Stack, while brushing off Stack's influence over Hoboken:
“And although I have a great deal of respect for Senator Stack, he’s looking out for Union City right now."Senator Stack is Hoboken's representative in the NJ Legislature, so in fact he doesn't just "look out for Union City." He looks out for Hoboken, too.
No doubt, DeFusco dissed Stack. But why?
Dissing Stack is not a politically savvy move unless you either (1) have an equal power behind you (like Sacco), (2) are sending a message to.... Sacco or (3) you're a jackass.
DeFusco is not a jackass. He knows that Joey Muniz is a "fierce DeFusco backer". He will need substantial resources to counter an opponent like Zimmer.
Who has such resources at his fingertips? Let me see....
GA asked a Hoboken political insider for an opinion about DeFusco's "[Stack's] looking out for Union City" comment.
Sour grapes. Stop whining. Why was Zimmer so great in 2015? He sought Fulop's endorsement at his fundraiser... failed. He got Joey Muniz endorsement... backfired.Then I asked the "insider" if s/he thought DeFusco's Stack brush-off was a "wink at Sacco."
Yes, no doubt. He's doubling down with Sacco/Muniz... DF is the one who went outside of Hoboken first with Fulop then with Sacco/Muniz. He's aligned with North Bergen... I'll take Stack over Muniz anyday. Stack represents Hoboken in Legislature. His endorsement is politically and governmentally significant.Folks, that was an opinion.
The fact is that Stack has legitimate interests in Hoboken, which is part of his district.
Clearly, an LD32 intrusion into an LD33 election will shatter the peace between the respective district leaders, Sacco and Stack, and blaming Joey will not suffice.