In an email to the members of the Middletown Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Dr. William George, Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal blamed the controversy about his candidates for Surrogate and Freeholder campaigning in a Middletown High School North honors Government, Law and Public Policy Program (GLP3) seminar on the Monmouth County Republicans and this website.
“I feel sorry for the school district that the County Republicans and a local blogger are trying to create a witch hunt and create an issue that does not exist,” Gopal wrote in his email last evening.
There he goes again. Whenever things go wrong for Gopal he blames the Republicans, this website and the boogeyman.
That’s one of the reasons why we call him Goofy.
On August 10, 2016 Belmar residents staged a protest outside of Belmar Mayor”Lawless Matt”Doherty’s $1.4 million home during a widely publicized campaign fundraiser which featured U.S. Senator Cory Booker. When Booker arrived he was greeted by residents holding signs protesting Doherty allowing a high dollar campaign contributor to land a helicopter in a borough park, the denial of a liquor license transfer to a local small business after they had already built their new restaurant with the approval of the borough and the almost $50 million in debt that Doherty ran up as mayor.
Gopal and Doherty blamed the protest on the Monmouth County Republicans and this website, according to PolitickerNJ. They alleged that the Monmouth GOP and this website paid the protesters to disrupt the party.
Gopal later denied making the allegation. Then he falsely implied that Monmouth County government paid a 17 year old protestor. Doherty continued to maintain the allegation he first make on facebook with a campaign letter to Belmar residents.
Regarding Gopal’s most recent allegation that the “County Republicans and a local blogger are trying to create a witch hunt and create an issue that does not exist,” the issue exists because a photo of the candidates and school children appeared on Democrat Surrogate candidate Vincent Solomeno’s campaign facebook page with a caption claiming the candidates were speaking to the students about county government. None of the candidates have any experience in county government.
This website does not speak for the Monmouth GOP, but to our knowledge they were not involved in having the Monmouth Democrats being invited to campaign in a Middletown High School North GLP3 seminar.