With two months to go before the North Bergen municipal elections, Mayor Nick Sacco and dozens of other Democratic elected officials offered fighting words ahead of a rematch with Larry Wainstein at a large rally attended by well over 1,000 people.
During the course of the evening, multiple elected officials offered their unwavering support of Sacco during this election cycle.
First up was state Senator (D-33)/Union City Mayor Brian Stack, who spoke alone on stage because he had another engagement to attend.
“We’ve been here in the past. Union City will be [out] in full force. Whatever Mayor Sacco and his entire board of commissioners needs, we look forward to celebrating a tremendous victory with Mayor Sacco,” he stated.
Later, Sacco was joined by a who’s who of political heavyweights in Hudson County, including numerous mayors such as Ravi Bhalla, Jimmy Davis and even Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, who has recently made peace with the Hudson County Democratic Organization after last year’s civil war.
“Nick has been here for a long time. Something you may not realize that when new mayors get elected, whether it’s Jimmy Davis, Ravi Bhalla or myself, one of the first people to reach out and place his arm around us and tell us this is how government works and what good policy can be like … it’s always Nick Sacco,” said Fulop.
Making the journey all the way Trenton for one of his strongest political allies in the state, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) introduced the nearly three decade incumbent mayor of North Bergen, stressing the township would continue to make progress under his leadership.
“We say this often, we stand for a stronger and fairer New Jersey. We believe you don’t make economic progress without social progress, you don’t make social progress without economic progress. Well, those are words, we believe them, but if you want to see them in action, come to North Bergen,” said the governor.
When Sacco walked up to the podium with “The Eye of the Tiger” blaring in the background, he received booming cheers from the over 1,000 in attendance.
He thanked them for their support and then threw some choice words towards Wainstein, making it known that he would have been upset if Wainstein missed yesterday’s deadline to submit petitions because he’s looking forward to another definitive victory.
“We’re going out there, with 1,000 plus strong, door by door, step by step, and destroy these people, destroy them,” began Sacco.
“They have to go, they hurt North Bergen by their existence, they have to go. Have a great evening and let’s go out to war, we’re out to war. Let’s go out and finish them. Let’s get rid of these people. Let’s do what we have to do, let them be destroyed once and for all through your power, and let’s have a great election.”
Other dignitaries in attendance included New Jersey Democratic Party Chair John Currie, Sheriff Frank Schillari, County Executive Tom DeGise, HCDO Chair Amy DeGise, Assembly members Nick Chiaravalloti (D-31), Angelica Jimenez and Pedro Mejia (both D-32), Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, Hoboken 2nd Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher, North Bergen Commissioners Frank Gargiulo, Julio Marenco, Allen Pascual and Hugo Cabrera, Freeholders Anthony Vainieri (who emceed the event), Anthony Romano and Kenny Kopacz, Paterson 6th Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz,
We live streamed the entire rally to our Facebook Page, which can be viewed below.