In the March Monmouth/APP poll, 55% of NJ voters said Booker deserves to be reelected. Today, only 44% say the former Newark Mayor deserves his own six year term in Washington. Booker was elected last October to fill the remainder of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg’s term. He faces off with Republican Jeff Bell in November.
Booker would beat Bell easily if the election where today, 43%-23%, but 15% say they would vote for a third party candidate and 17% are unsure. But the vast majority of voters, 82%, don’t know enough about Bell for express a favorable or unfavorable opinion of him. The GOP nominee for U.S. Senate against Bill Bradley in 1978, Bell scored a surprise victory in the GOP primary for Senate last month. Of those who do know enough about Bell to express an opinion, the overwhelming impression, 2-1, is favorable.
In my article earlier today about Senator Cory Booker coming to Wall Township to raise campaign cash for the Monmouth Democratic Freeholder candidates, I noted that Candidate Larry Luttrell appeared to be emulating Booker’s “campaign based on love” style. Booker often posts inspirational feel good message on his social media pages. Last month, Record columnist Herb Jackson reported on a Booker fundraising email that said,“No matter how ugly the attacks get, I am committed to building a campaign based on love.”
Luttrell posted his own Bookerism on facebook last week.
Well, it seems that in addition to emaulating Booker’s love, Luttrell is also emulating Congressman Frank Pallone’s duplicity. If you’re a regular MMM reader, you need no explanation of Pallone’s duplicity. If you are one of our thousands of newer readers, check out this link to get an idea of how truth challenged and manipulative Pallone is.
Senator Cory Booker is lending his star power and fund raising prowess to the Democratic Freeholder candidates who are looking to unseat Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Deputy Director Gary Rich in November.
Booker is headlining a July 25 fundraiser for Larry Luttrell and Joe Grillo at the Wall Township home of Gary and Linda Faraci.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Congressman Frank Pallone (D-6th dist) will meet with New Brunswick Middle School students Thursday morning to observe the federally-funded “Breakfast After the Bell” program in action. “Breakfast After the Bell” provides a…
Save Jersey has called the contentious Republican primary in the third Congressional District for former Randolph Mayor Tom MacArthur.
In a contest of carpetbaggers to replace retiring Congressman Jon Runyan in the House of Representatives, MacArthur beat former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan handedly.
With 70% of the votes counted in the Burlington County portion of the district and 63% counted in Ocean County, MacArthur is leading with 63% of the vote.
MacArthur will face off against Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard in November. Belgard trounced Howard Kleinhendler of Lakewood with almost 80% of the vote. Kleinhendler was the Democratic nominee against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th district in 2010.
By John O. Bennett, Chairman, Monmouth County Republican Organization
Today is a great day to be a Republican! Once again, the opportunity to exercise one of our greatest Constitutional rights is upon us. Days like today reinforce the utmost pride I have to be your Monmouth County Republican Chairman.
It is my great honor to call upon all Republicans from western and central Monmouth County to the bayshore and coastal areas and ask them to support our candidates in today’s Primary Election. As always, we have a fantastic slate of Republican candidates, including our incumbent Freeholders Director Lillian Burry and Deputy Director Gary Rich and every municipal official who is up for election. I know that with a good showing today of voter turnout, we can send the Democratic candidates a preview of what is waiting for them come November.
Please check the following list to see our Monmouth County Republican endorsed Candidates:
Rich Pezzullo for U.S. Senate
Chris Smith for Congress, 4th District
Anthony Wilkerson for Congress, 6th District
Lillian Burry & Gary Rich for County Freeholder
Don’t forget to vote for your local municipal offices!
So, before you head home tonight, please stop in at your local polling location and let your voice be heard. Cast your ballot for your local and county Republican candidates!
Sen. Joe Kyrillos and Mayor Fred Rast greeting voters in Atlantic Highlands last year. photo by Art Gallagher
Several MMM readers have asked me to endorse of a U.S. Senate candidate to take on Senator Cory Booker. I can’t endorse, or vote for, any of the four candidates who are on the ballot this Tuesday.
I’m writing in Joe Kyrillos on Tuesday. If this post goes viral, Joe Kryillos could be the U.S. Senate Republican nominee on Tuesday night. That’s how bad the U.S. Senate primary campaign has been. Booker would then have a fight on his hands. Share this post.
None of the four candidates on the ballot can make Booker break a sweat this fall.
None of the candidates on the ballot have raised enough money for a county freeholder race, never mind a statewide race for U.S. Senate. Booker has spent over $12 million on his re-election bid since the first of the year. He had $2.9 million in cash on hand as of May 14.
State Senator Joe Kyrillos, the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate in 2012, has refunded more money to his federal donors this year that any of the current Republican candidates have raised.
While 39 Monmouth County municipalities will vote in Tuesday’s primaries, only a scant few of them will feature contested races. Sprawling Howell Township is joined by the tiny communities of Interlaken and Sea Bright in holding contested Republican…