State Senator Joe Kyrillos said he won the U.S. Senate primary without the Bayshore Tea Party support, “by the largest margin in half a century,” and that he is confident that 13th legislative district Republicans will nominate him for another term in the June 4th primary election.
“We’re working hard,” Kyrillos said of himself and his running mates, “probably harder than we need to, but it is energizing and gratifying to meet with so many constituents.”
Kyrillos left the Golden, Arnone and DiMaso Armed Forces Day ‘friend raiser’ yesterday to hit the streets of Atlantic Highlands with Mayor Fred Rast.
Rast was a supporter of Bayshore Tea Party backed candidates in previous GOP primaries. “Not this time,” said Rast as he and Kyrillos greeted residents at garage sales along Highland Ave.
Kyrillos said he saw no evidence that the BTPG backed challengers were making an impact on the campaign trail.
The challengers cancelled their door to door efforts today due to the weather. Instead they made phone calls and had a picnic at Assembly candidate Edna Walsh’s house.