To a Hudson outsider, the late flurry of prop-up activity around U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) gives the appearance of a real Democratic Primary contest over there.
It isn’t, but it’s interesting anyway because of what it reveals about the continuing functioning reliance of Sires on the twin political machines of state Senator Brian Stack and Senator Nick Sacco. The unreliable and unknown nature of an all-vote-by-mail (VBM) election cycle have the machines in hurry-up mode to absolutely crush challenger Hector Oseguera and make an example out of him.
In the meantime, Osequera has given insiders an election time conversation starter. If there’s no competitive election in Hudson, they must find some dramatic component, at the very least, in order to keep the banter alive.
If Sires wins but does not annihilate him on July 7th, will the converation with greater intrigue heading toward 2022?