Belmar residents protesting the corrupt practices of Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty’s administration of local government were out in force last evening to greet Senator Cory Booker and other Democrats from throughout New Jersey who descended upon the Dirty Doherty home to raise funds for Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal’s quest to turn Monmouth County into Esssex, Hudson and Union counties.
Gopal greeted Booker with a warm embrace when the former Newark Mayor exited the black SUV that drove through the picket line to enter the Doherty estate.
PolitickerNJ reported that Booker’s remarks touting Gopal’s efforts to turn Monmouth blue were met with enthusiasm while his excitement about Hillary Clinton fell flat on the crowd. The photos of the event posted by PolitickerNJ show a somber group of Dems. Even Booker and Doherty look worried when Gopal addressed the somber group who thought they were coming to support a “rock star” in Doherty, but found a community up in arms about his lawlessness.
Outside the Doherty estate, grassroots activists held signs protesting “Lawless Matt’s” selling helicopter landings on borough property in exchange for campaign donations, withholding a liquor license transfer after the bar owner failed to donate to his campaign and the run up of almost $50 million in debt.