Vin Gopal has a sorry record of advancing women in politics
Today is Women’s Equality Day; a celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which granted women the right to vote.
This is a cause for celebration indeed, especially in Monmouth County where the Republican Party has a strong history of nominating and electing women to serve in office at the County and State level. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Surrogate Rosemary Peters, Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Freeholder Serena DiMaso are all home grown Monmouth County Republicans who serve with distinction.
Until two years ago, Monmouth County held to distinction of having the only all women legislative district representation in New Jersey with Beck and former Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande representing the 11th District. Then Vin Gopal, the Monmouth Democrat Chairman at the time, and a NJEA funded PAC spent millions of dollars to falsely depict Angelini as corrupt. Unfortunately it worked in a historically low turnout election where Republican voters in the western part of the district, particularly Freehold Township and Colts Neck did not come out to vote. That broke up the all women representation and left the 11th to be represented in the Assembly by special interest puppets Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey.
Gopal had a dismal record promoting women for higher office when he was Dem Chairman. During Vin’s tenure, the Monmouth Dems nominated only 5 women to County or Legislative offices while nominating 26 men. During the same period, the Monmouth County Republicans nominated 17 men and 14 women for higher office.
When confronted with this sorry record, Gopal said his female candidates were “sacrificial lambs.”
Now Gopal is trying to unseat Senator Beck, in part by depicting her as anti-women’s equality. Typical Vin. Goofy.
Now that Vin is a candidate to unseat Beck, the Monmouth Dems have delegated their dirty work to the hate group, District 4 Coalition for Change. They are the anti-Police, anti-Christian group we reported on earlier this week that hosted a meet and greet/fundraiser for the Dems’ 13th legislative candidates and their freeholder candidates. District 4 Coalition for Change depicts cops as Nazis, Mother Theresa as a sadist, women for vote Republican as stupid and Beck as a traitor to women.
The Monmouth Dems are “celebrating” women’s equality and their right to vote today. But if women don’t vote their way, they’re stupid. If women do vote their way, chances are they end up being represented by men.
District 4 Coalition for Change is a hate group that actively supports the Monmouth County Democrats. The Dems are embracing them rather than denouncing them.