Monmouth County Republican Chairman John Bennett told MMM that he continues to be upbeat and positive about his chances for reelection on June 10, despite the endorsements of the municipal elected officials in Middletown and Howell going to his opponent in the GOP Chairman’s race, Sheriff Shaun Golden.
“Those were elected officials, not county committee members or municipal chairmen,” Bennett said, “I expect to get quite a few county committee votes from those towns. Those endorsements were not surprising to me.”
The chairman said he expected a similar endorsement for Golden to come out of Wall Township. “Its not over until its over,”he said, “I am remaining upbeat and positive. I’m keeping the campaign positive and I hope the other side does as well.”
Wall Township Municipal Chairwomen Mary DeSarno declined to comment.
Bennett said one of the elected officials who endorsed Golden told him that he/she was unaware Bennett was running for reelection when the Golden endorsement was made.