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Ex-NJ Gov. Codey Takes On Political Bosses In Book

Former N.J. Gov. Richard J. Codey (credit: AP)

Former N.J. Gov. Richard J. Codey (credit: AP)

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TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — 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 powerbrokers, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo and Camden County’s George Norcross.

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

DiVincenzo 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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