Booker has had much better nights in Hollywood and on Twitter than he had last night in the county he lost by 10,000 votes last year to former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan.
Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal confirmed the take and said he was happy with it.
Democratic Freeholder candidate Larry Luttrell was excited in his remarks at the Wall Township home of Gary Faraci, the Wall Democrats only nominee for three Township Committee seats this fall.
“This is different. This isn’t like any other year. This year is special. We have a rock star on top of the ticket,” said Luttrell, of Holmdel, an attorney, as he pointed to Booker. “He’s here to help us, and that means a lot. We’re going to out work them, we’re going to out raise them, and we’re going to make it happen.”
Luttrell’s running mate, Giuseppe “Joe” Grillo, said that the Republican Freeholder Board is ignoring the needs of Monmouth County’s small businesses.
“For too long, we’ve had too many people without a voice in this county,” said Grillo, of Asbury Park, a businessman. “We’re talking about small business owners, people who are trying to raise their young families in Monmouth County and feel like they’re getting priced out. It’s getting tougher and tougher. They’re looking to the county for help, and they’re not seeing it. Larry Luttrell and I will be that voice for each and every one of you. Public service is not about the greatness of your office, but about the goodness of the people of Monmouth County who we want to serve.”
I know Grillo reads MMM. He must have missed the articles about express trains on weekends to Monmouth County beaches, the Made In Monmouth Expos, and the Grow Monmouth program, including Freeholder Tom Arnone’s frequent Mayor’s Roundtable discussions with business owners, mayors and county representatives.
If Grillo is really concerned about Monmouth County businesses, he should ask Booker to stop supporting President Obama’s failed economic policies.