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Rivas won’t challenge Sires

Stack decides not to draw congressman into brewing warette

By David Wildstein, April 02 2018 1:16 pm

It looks like Albio Sires will get at least two more years in Congress.  Hudson County Freeholder Tilo Rivas has decided not to challenge Sires in the Democratic primary, leaving Sires a out of the current Hudson County warette.

Rivas, 70, had been floated as a possible opponent to Sires.  He is also a Union City Commissioner and a close ally of Mayor/State Sen. Brian Stack.  Sources say that Stack, a candidate for Hudson County Democratic Chairman in June, has decided to leave Sires out of the warette for now.

Sires endorsed Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise for re-election immediately following Stack, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, West New York Mayor Felix Roque and Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla announcing that they want a new county executive next year.

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