Category: Bergen County

Schmelz decries ex-Republican Saudino’s “hate and ignorance” caught on audio tape

HACKENSACK, N.J. — It was almost three years ago that Michael Saudino, popular Republican Bergen County Sheriff, helped solidify the GOP’s county-wide slide by switching allegiances to the then-insurgent Democrats.  The move proved that the turncoat lawman’s principles were, at Read More

NJ-05: McCann camp polling memo claims narrow lead over Gottheimer

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Internal polls always raise eyebrows and encourage debate, Save Jerseyans, but an advance copy of a forthcoming draft polling memo obtained by Save Jersey from a Republican source is certain to stir debate in North Jersey political circles. The Read More

NJ-05: McCann says Saudino snub exemplifies “partisan politics above friendship”

HACKENSACK, N.J. — One of North Jersey’s enduring political alliances came to an official and crashing end on Monday when Bergen County Democrat Sheriff Mike Saudino threw his support behind incumbent Democrat Josh Gottheimer in the NJ-05 Congressional race. A Read More

NJ-05: McCann marches on primary rival Lonegan’s old home turf

BOGOTA, N.J. — 5th Congressional District GOP contender and former Cresskill Councilman John McCann spent one of his primary campaign’s final days marching through the streets of his Republican opponent’s old home base. On Monday, McCann participated in the Bogota (Bergen County) Read More

Poised to serve as BCRO Deputy Chair, Di Piazza continues meteoric rise in county politics

HACKENSACK, N.J. — The last few years (decade?) has not been particularly kind to the Bergen County Republican Organization. Infighting and momentous strength of the Democrats have led to the party being shut out of county government. That’s not to Read More