Tuesday, June 12, 2018

HudCo Chair-elect Amy DeGise: "Thank you so much for breaking the glass ceiling in Hudson County"

Video courtesy of InsiderNJ:

From the story:

“Jersey City did not deliver,” he groused. “Do the math. If Stack had 73 and he got 30 out of Hoboken, give him another 25 anti around the county. That’s 128, which means he got 232 out of JC. That means 61 people from Jersey City screwed them.”

Breaking News: It's Amy!



Amy DeGise is the new HudCo Democratic Chair seen in this
earlier photo with NJ Governor Phil Murphy

Upstart Amy DeGise, a late entrant to take on Hudco powerhouse Brian Stack for HudCo Democratic Committee Chair won a smashing victory in Kearny High School tonight.

The margin of victory: 452 vs. 360 votes as she tallied over 400 Democratic committee members. There are 24 provisionals believed to be added to Brian Stack's final numbers but it will not alter the outcome.

Brian Stack is "Chasing Amy" no more.

Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla was there and saw the defeat firsthand as the Stack insurrection was defeated.

Kearny HudCo Rumble: 'It's pure insanity'


The assemblage of party insiders are arriving in Kearny for the Hudson County Democratic Chair vote and the scene is best described in G rated terms as a political circus.

An observer described it saying "it's pure insanity."

Union City Mayor Brian Stack has brought down dozens of his supporters with astroturf signs reading, "Brian Stack for Chairman" in English and Spanish.

Does he think this is a rally in Union City?

One observer asked if they had ever seen anything like this, Hudson County or not quipped, "No, Stack is just an asshole."

A tense Brian Stack surveys the scene in Kearny outside where the HCDO Dem chair vote is being held.

Attendees must walk through what is described by one on-looker as a "shit show."

County Executive Tom DeGise (right) greets committee members as the gauntlet chanters chant: "Brian!'

A video truck on the scene for Amy DeGise has a message

Brian Stack has some pointed words with a finger for emphasis to Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner:

County police are on the scene.

Inside before the vote, described as being "105 degrees in the room."

Chasing Amy finale & the Ravi-Russo plan to see Michael Russo freeholder

The finale to this sequel of "Chasing Amy" sees the upstart but intrepid Amy DeGise giving political powerhouse Brian Stack fits as the election tonight ticks off the final hours.

Amy DeGise is bucking the HudCo boys club, something former Mayor Dawn Zimmer never was able to dent but a historic opportunity lies on the horizon.

More whispers in recent days say the Ravi-Russo alliance is growing into more neotransactional deal-making as part of the Stack insurrection. Councilman Michael Russo who fought all manner of reforms in the last decade is rumored to be ticketed to be Hoboken Freeholder replacing Anthony "Stick" Romano.

MSV planned to reveal more details of this Ravi-Russo deal with Union City Mayor and State Senator Brian Stack but a commenter entered the fray first pointing to how an anti-Stack Hoboken Democratic committee member flipped her vote for him as part of a larger Ravi-Russo Freeholder deal.

The comment:

Hoboken's neotransactionalist mayor, Ravi Bhalla with Councilman Michael Russo (c). The latest in the Ravi-Russo alliance details how a plan is hatched to see Russo made Freeholder as part of the Stack insurrection.
A vote was flipped to Brian Stack for the HudCo election tonight as part of the deal.