North Jersey Notebook: DiVincenzo Mum For Now Despite Sweeney Guv Optics

Senate President Steve Sweeney’s (D-3) presence yesterday in North Jersey begged the inevitable question posed to Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo.

Does he support Sweeney for governor?

There’s a carefully constructed alliance there, forged by machine politics and complete with aversions to Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop.

Himself a prospective candidate for governor, Fulop this year successfully backed Ras Baraka in the Newark Mayor’s contest over DiVincenzo’s candidate.

Regarding a guv run by his staunch ally Sweeney, “It’s too early,” said DiVincenzo, also a close ally of Gov. Chris Christie, whom the Democrat endorsed last year.

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North Jersey Notebook: DiVincenzo mum for now despite Sweeney guv optics