The Democrat candidate for Senate in LD 13, one of his Assembly running mates, the Monmouth Dem Freeholders candidates, and a Democrat candidate for Middletown Township Committee were the honored guests of a group that depicts police officers as nazis and Mother Theresa as a sadistic religious fanatic. The group, District 4 Coalition for Change, has also posted a nude photo of First Lady Melania Trump on its facebook page.
Sean Byrnes, the former Middletown Township Committeeman running for Senate in LD 13, Mariel DiDato, the 25 year old Hazlet resident running for Assembly in LD 13, Lake Como Mayor Brian Wilton and his freeholder running mate Dr. Margie Donlon, and Tricia Maguire, a candidate for Middletown Township Committee were all invited to speak at the event which was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Lincroft. The 80 people attending were asked to donate to the candidates’ campaigns.
Photos of Byrnes, Donlon and Wilton addressing the hate group were posted on facebook.
If Maguire and DiDato addressed the hate group, photos of them doing so were not posted. But they were they collecting donations.
District 4 Coalition for Change has been promoting these candidates and others, as well as their fundraisers, since the nominating process was complete with the Democrat primary in June. The candidates have appeared in numerous photos with the group’s leaders and members.
Additionally, the group routinely uses hateful rhetoric to describe Republican candidates and office holders. Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon is described as a misogynist. Senator Sam Thompson and Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton, Republicans from LD12, are depicted as “protectors of domestic abusers.”
The group depicts women who vote Republican as “stupid.”
MMM attempted to reach Byrnes and Wilton for comment, unsuccessfully.