Dick Codey Settles Political Scores

New memoir by longtime NJ lawmaker blasts political bosses

Monday, Mar 14, 2011  |  Updated 9:00 AM EDT
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Dick Codey Settles Political Scores

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State Senate President Dick Codey(D-Essex), whom polls say is New Jersey's most popular politician, fears someone is digging into his family's confidential financial records, something he calls "chilling."

The longtime New Jersey lawmaker who spent over a year in the state's executive office after Gov. Jim McGreevey resigned amid a sex scandal is blasting some political bosses in a forthcoming book.

Richard Codey's memoir, ``Me, Governor?'' is due out in June.

Gannett New Jersey's State House Bureau reports that the state senator blasts two Democratic Party power brokers, Essex County Executive Joe DiVencezo and Camden County's George Norcross.

Codey says the two teamed up to remove him as state Senate  president in 2009.

DiVencezo says he's surprised Codey would levy criticisms in the book.

Codey also expresses regrets about not running for a full term as governor in 2005. He says Democratic insiders preferred Jon Corzine because he could finance his own campaign.

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