Crossposted from TotallyNJ.com
The Inside Edge has news that is just making my gol-darned day.
Michael Cino, who started a media firestorm that nearly ended Jon Corzine’s candidacy for U.S. Senate six years ago, is challenging Congressman Scott Garrett in the Republican primar. Cino, a onetime Democratic County Committeeman from Demarest and Chairman of the Columbus Coalition, made national news in 2000 by claiming that Corzine had offended Italian Americans with ethnic jokes about construction guys and cement shoes.
I first got to know Cino back in the 2000 Democratic primary election as part of Maryanne Connelly’s team. After he was recorded threatening now-Governor Corzine on an answering machine with retribution from an astroturn organization Cino created, he was booted from the Connelly office. He appeared a while later as a Republican.