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Menendez is declared winner, Hugin not conceding

Bob Menendez has been declared the winner in his hotly contested reelection bid against former Celgene CEO Bob Hugin.

With 69% of the districts reporting, Menendez is leading Hugin 53.7 % to 43.%, according to the Associated Press.  The AP,  ABC News, NBCNews and  NewJerseyGlobe all declared Menendez the winner before 9 pm.

Hugin has not conceded as of 10:20 pm

Posted: November 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Will Vote By Mail Ballots Be Counted Tonight?

MMM is hearing that there is a movement within at least three county Boards of Elections to stop counting Vote-By-Mail ballots that are in house at 10 pm tonight, rather than complete the count on election day, as is required by statute.

A Court Order is required to stop the count of VBM ballots, according to Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giodano Hanlon.

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Posted: November 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

President Trump Endorses Hugin For Senate

Posted: November 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Turnout is very high in Monmouth County

Reports from all parts of Monmouth County indicate a historically high turnout for the mid-term election today.  As of noon, some Middletown voting districts had a turnout of 50% of all registered voters.

In Neptune, as of 10 am, 3287 voters had turned out, which I’m told is 45% of the total turnout in 2014.

The turnout in a Manalapan district exceed the 2014 turnout as of noon.

There were lines to vote in Freehold Township, Long Branch and Howell this morning.

GOP U.S. Senate candidate visited the New Monmouth Diner in Middletown this morning.  He said good turnout is good for Democracy and that he’s been hearing encouraging  anecdotes from throughout the state.

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Posted: November 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Turnout is very high in Monmouth County

Josh Welle Applied To Work In The Trump Administration Last Year

Josh Welle is full of surprises

Josh Welle, the Virginia registered voter running against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th Congressional District of New Jersey, applied to the Trump Administration’s first class of White House Fellows, MMM learned today.  He was a finalist for the position, interviewed by the Commissioners of the program, but was not one of the fourteen fellows announced by the Trump White House on September 20, 2017 .

Welle filed to be a candidate for Congress on October 7, 2017, 17 days after the White House Fellows were announced without his name on the list.

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Posted: November 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 20 Comments »

Josh Welle prepares to fight the enemy in food stores and restaurants

Candidate chants for victory In Jackson and Allentown–towns he called racist

The congressional candidate who proclaimed last winter that the people of Howell, Jackson, Allentown and Millstone “are not there yet” in the fight against racism and discrimination, this week visited Jackson and told his small group of supporters gathered in private home that there are enemies in this country lurking in food stores and restaurants.

sign language for crazy

Josh Welle, the young Virginia registered voter trying to turn his life around by getting elected to congress in New Jersey, told the guests of Jackson resident Henry Walker that he is one of 20-25 military veterans throughout the country who are running for congress “… because some of the enemies are here in our own country. “Now they don’t wear a uniform,” Welle said with bended knee, “and you don’t always know what the look like, but you can hear it,” he said as he used the international sign language gesture for crazy, “you can sense it at a food store or at a restaurant.”

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Posted: November 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Bob Hugin for US Senate in 2018

By Greg Kelly, MonmouthBeachLife

The borough of Monmouth Beach has a notable history of connections with United States Senators. At least two have lived there.

Bob Hugin

The first, Alexander G. Cattell, represented NJ in the U.S. Senate from 1866 to 1871. The other, William W. Barbour, was a U.S. Senator for NJ from 1931 to 1943. Both men were Republicans.

Cattell was one of the area’s first major developers as part of the Monmouth Beach Association. He owned a large house on Ocean Avenue. Barbour, a borough native born in July 1888, also served as Rumson’s mayor. He was the son of Colonel William Barbour, who was also an original developer of MB.

A little more digging showed me that the daughter of Senator H. Alexander Smith (a Republican who served NJ from 1944 to 1959) was married at the St. Peter’s Church of Galilee in town. She married a member of the Dominick family, which would produce its own senator, Peter H. Dominick, a Republican who served Colorado from 1963 to 1975. And one more — the uncle of Senator Nicholas F. Brady (a US senator for NJ during 1982) owned a large house on Ocean Avenue in MB.

So Monmouth Beach knows something about US senators.

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Posted: November 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Hibell Calls Shenanigans On Walsh Abusing Her Board of Education Post, Exploiting Kids

Committeeman Rick Hibell

Middletown Township Committeeman Rich Hibell accused his Democrat opponent, Board of Education member Danielle Walsh, of abusing her position of on the BOE by officially recognizing her campaign volunteers for academic acheivement and for the widespread use of photos of Middletown school children for political purposes without their parents permission.

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Posted: October 31st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Middletown, Middletown Democrats, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

Cook Report: NJ Senate Race Is Toss Up

U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin, Kathy Hugin and Monmouth Freeholder candidates Sue Kiley and Gerry Scharfenberger in Red Bank this week

New Jersey could elect a Republican to the United State Senate on November 6 for the first time since Diff’rent Strokes debuted on NBC-TV.

The Cook Political Report this morning moved its rating of the campaign between Senator Bob Menendez and GOP nominee Bob Hugin from “Lean Democrat” to “Toss Up.”

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Posted: October 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Democrats seek to take over Middletown Board of Education

BoE Member Danielle Walsh said to be hedging in her Township Committee race

NJEA funding Dem related BoE slate through Giaimo’s Assembly account

When Democrat attorney Tom Giaimo lost to Amy Handlin and Serena DiMaso last year for State Assembly, he did not close his campaign account.  Rather, he kept raising money, most of it from the NJEA’s political action committee and politically connected lawyers like himself.   He used the cash to repay a loan to himself and to fund his Middletown Board of Education slate of Giaimo Fox and Wright.  Giaimo’s Assembly account and the joint Middletown Board of Education account have the same Democrat treasurer.

 

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Posted: October 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Middletown, Middletown Democrats, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »