BERGEN COUNTY Democratic Chairman Joseph Ferriero has built up the county Democratic organization into a massive money-collecting and dispensing machine. That machine has been impervious to Republican attack. But now Ferriero has thrown a huge wrench into his well-oiled machine. What Republicans have failed to do, Ferriero has done all by himself.Just months before a November election, when every state legislator is facing voters, Ferriero is contemplating a lawsuit against the pay-to-play reforms passed by fellow Democrats. This won't be a case of shooting oneself in the foot. Ferriero is aiming right at the reproductive organs of the county Democratic organization.
Say It Ain't so, Joe ; Ferriero Attacks Pay-to-Play, Hits Democrats
Not surprisingly, Democrats are outraged. Sen. Loretta Weinberg is leading the local charge, questioning how the organization's lawyer, Dennis Oury, coul...