By Art Gallagher
Former Assemblyman and triCityNews publisher Dan Jacobson has switched his party affiliation to Republican. Jacobson is preparing to challenge Senator Sean Kean in the Republican primary should he and Kean reside in the same district when the new map is introduced.
Monmouth County GOP Vice Chair Diane Gooch, while not commenting on the prospect of Jacobson challenging Kean, said she was thrilled that Jacobson has joined the GOP. “I always knew he was a closet Republican,” said Gooch, “I’m thrilled that he has finally had his epiphany and joined the right side.”
Jacobson has frequently espoused his affection for Gooch in his paper. Diane was genuinely surprised by the news of Dan’s conversion when informed of it by MMM. She had nothing to do with it.
The credit or blame is still mine.