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A Look Inside New Jersey Politics

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Trenton, New Jersey (My9NJ) - There has been some political fall-out following the Newark mayoral race and two of New Jersey’s biggest power players have started to take some digs at one another.

Specifically, Senator Richard Codey had some interesting things to say about Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo.

“He lost yesterday, lost in a very very big way, so his star has fallen to the ground,” Senator Richard Codey said of DiVincenzo.

When asked about how he feels about his so-called declining power, DiVincenzo had some interesting words for Senator Codey.

“Well I think Codey is irrelevant in this state. He has an unhealthy obsession with me. Now if Dick Codey thought I was weak, he should’ve ran or got someone to run against me, I’m very surprised, but I’m unopposed so it’s unheard of,” he said.

To get a deeper look into New Jersey politics, NJ Now host Jim McQueeny chimed in regarding this latest feud.

“These two guys, DiVincenzo and Codey, if you put them in a room together for the last five-years they’d pull each other’s ears off, they hate each other. But there is also another thing going on. Dick Codey with the Ras Baraka win, he backed Ras Baraka for mayor, is now saying he defeated the warlords of the south. You’d think that Codey by virtue of a surrogate victory of the mayoral victory in Newark has just stopped the Huns at Vienna in his mind,” McQueeny said.

He believes that this feud could also have something to do with a possible power struggle within the Democratic Party who all anticipate Governor Chris Christie‘s departure.

In Chris Christie news, the governor commented on bridgegate at an economic summit in Washington D.C. last week where he mentioned that he isn’t the only governor to have his staff do something without his knowledge and that this incident isn’t going to define his second term as governor, but rather be merely a footnote.

“Well I don’t know whether bridgegate will be the footnote or he’ll be the footnote for the presidential campaign. Listen he was down there to talk about the economy, maybe he wanted to talk about this (bridgegate) so he didn’t have to talk about the economy, the state’s economy. An $800 million hole you got to fill in the next two-months,” McQueeny said.

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