In the News of Cumberland County this morning Lou Magazzu’s democrats desperately begin a whisper campaign of hearsay in an attempt to discredit Bruce Peterson, former Democrat freeholder that split with his party over concerns of integrity.
Members of the Cumberland County Democratic Party are questioning the motives behind former freeholder Bruce Peterson’s decision to run against the Democrat-endorsed slate of freeholder candidates this year as an independent.
Freeholder Jane Jannarone, whose boyfriend angrily tore Republican campaign literature out of the hands of people that were attending a non-partisan Casa PRAC festival last weekend,jumped into the fray:
Freeholder Jane Jannarone says that she “understood Peterson was angry at Magazzu for not getting the CCUA job and angry at Freeholder Nelson Thompson for not getting the public works job.”
Peterson, who left the freeholder board in part to medical issues said:
“I did not feel I could commit myself to the time to run last year,” he said. “I’ve come back from my medical issues dramatically since then and believe there are serious problems on the freeholder board that can’t seem to get fixed from the inside. It’s a pretty tough time to go up against your own party, and I didn’t enter into this lightly.”