A story speculating on a replacement of the controversial Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia exploded into the statewide political zeitgeist asking if Mayor Dawn Zimmer will have a role working with State Senator Brian Stack in identifying his replacement.
The feature story sure to add fuel to the speculation Garcia is on the outs comes after a MSV story the end of last month covering the same subject.
The precipitating event as has been often discussed here is the unseemly tape recording and attempted set up of former State Senator Majority Leader and the mayor's husband from the Mile Square:
Sources say Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia, a native of Hoboken who joined the legislature in 2013, is in with that leadership and could be bumped from the party’s main ticket next year. The controversy, insiders say, stems from an almost reputation-devastating incident that took place last year, when Garcia was caught having a lunch meeting he had with the husband of Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, as well as former state Sen. and veteran pol Bernard Kenny.
Someone hand the litigious Beth Mason a hanky and another lawyer.