State Senator Vin Gopal last week withdrew his support for Teddy Price, 58, a Democrat candidate for Ocean County Freeholder, ostensibly because of Price’s arrest record for alcohol fueled youthful indiscretions 37 years ago.
In a conveniently leaked letter to Ocean County Democrat Chairman Wyatt Earp, Senator Gopal asked that the $10,000 donation he made to the Ocean Dem coffers not be used for Price’s freeholder campaign because Price was arrested twice in 1981. The way Gopal tells the story, the charges against Price were pretty serious. “Mr. Price’s criminal history is deeply disturbing,” Gopal wrote. Assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, interfering with and fighting with police were the charges Gopal mentioned in his letter to Earp.
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Posted: September 10th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Politics, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: 2018 elections, Larry Luttrell, Lawrence Luttrell, Lunging Larry Luttrell, Monmouth County Democrats, Monmouth County News, Ocean County Democrats, Senator Vin Gopal, Teddy Price, Vin Gopal, Wyatt Earp | 31 Comments »
The Monmouth County Republican Organization released a video on social media this afternoon featuring headlines concerning disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley’s censure and reprimand for sexual harassment and his corrupt practice of taking full time Cadillac health benefits for his part-time position.
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Posted: August 6th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, John Curley, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Politics, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP | Tags: 2018 elections, Amber Gesslein, Angelo Genova, Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley, Jim Curley Buick GMC, Jim Curley car dealership, John P. Curley, Maggie Moran, Mattingly Curley, Millie Curley, Monmouth GOP, Sue Kiley, U.S. District Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti | 11 Comments »
Josh Welle, address none of your business, seems to think he has the Democrat nomination in the 4th Congressional District locked up before any of the votes have been counted.
The primary election between Welle and former Asbury Park councilman Jim Keady is tomorrow, June 5.
The Welle campaign has a meet and greet scheduled for Tuesday evening, June 12 in Ocean Grove.
Someone should tell Welle that the Monmouth County Democrats are having a convention that night.
Actually, someone should tell the Monmouth County Democrats that they need to have a convention that night. I guess I just did. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: June 4th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: 2018 elections, CD-4, Dave Brown, Jim Keady, Josh Welle, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Dems, NJ 4, Vin Gopal | 2 Comments »
NJ Dem Chairman John Currie, standing between Congressman Frank Pallone and state Senator Vin Gopal in 2014. That’s Dem Freeholder candidate Lawrence Luttrell, left of U.S. Senator Cory Booker
Congratulations to NJ Democratic Party Chairman John Currie on his new job as the Public Information Officer of the Passaic County Board of Social Services. And congratulations to the Board on finally finding the right man for the job after an exhaustive 14 year search.
Currie is the perfect man for the $92,000 part time job because, as the head of the Passaic County Democrats, the New Jersey Democrats, the Passaic Board of Elections and his partnership in a Chevrolet dealership, “he knows everybody,” BSS director Tony Desimone told The Record. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 11th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth Democrats, NJ Democrats | Tags: Congressman Frank Pallone, John Currie, Lawrence Luttrell, Lunging Larry Luttrell, New Jersey Democratic Party, New Jersey Democrats, NJ Pension Crisis, Senator Vin Gopal | 8 Comments »
Congressional Candidate’s Disclosure Raises More Questions
Congressional Candidate Josh Welle
Josh Welle, address unknown, the Democrat endorsed by the Monmouth and Ocean Democrats to run against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th Congressional District, filed his Financial Disclosure Report with the Clerk of the House of Representatives on Sunday, March 11. MMM reported on Saturday March 10 that Welle was over four months late in filing the report, a violation of the Ethics in Government Act that could result in a fine up to $58,000.
Welle has not explained why he did not file the report as required in October of 2017. Nor is it clear that the report filed on Sunday brings him into compliance. Welle reached the $5000 fund raising threshold that triggered the requirement of the report within thirty days on September 29, 2017. He was then required to disclose his assets and sources of income of more than $5,000 for 2016 and 2017 within thirty days. The report filed yesterday indicated that it is for the year 2017 but also indicates that it covers the period of January 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018. The disclosures of income and assets seem to be for 2017 and YTD 2018. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 12th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, Josh Welle, Joshua Welle, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, New Jersey, Ocean County News, Ocean Democrats | 2 Comments »
Monmouth Democrat Chairman Dave Brown
Monmouth County Democrat Chairman David Brown responded to the news that indicted U.S. Senator Bob Menendez will face a second trial on federal corruption charges by endorsing the senator for reelection in November, according to a report at PoliticsDW.
“Whether it is fighting for progressive values or standing up to Donald Trump’s disastrous and economic and environmental policies, Senator Bob Menendez has had our side,” said David Brown, the Monmouth County Democratic Chairman.
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Posted: January 25th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Menendez, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, David Brown, Monmouth County Democrats, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Senator Bob Menendez, Senator Bob Menendez scandals | 3 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
Regardless of the outcome of Freeholder John Curley’s federal lawsuit to prevent the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders from Censuring him and to seal the investigative report into complaints of his harassment of County employees that he obviously believes will destroy his reputation, it is hard to imagine a scenario where Curley is nominated for reelection by the Monmouth GOP.
Curley’s term is up next year. The Republican and Democrat Party nominees for the primary will be chosen by early April.
In his lawsuit, Curley alleges that the investigation and proposed censure is a “political hatchet job” by Freeholder Serena DiMaso. The current mess does nothing for DiMaso politically. Curley and DiMaso were successful running mates in 2012. DiMaso is leaving the Board in January when she will be sworn into the State Assembly. Nothing about this situation benefits DiMaso politically. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 4th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Opinion | Tags: Analysis, Dan Jacobson, Freeholder John Curley, Freeholder John P. Curley, harassment, John Curley, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth Dems, Monmouth GOP, Opinion, sexual harassment, The Ink Spots, triCityNews | 1 Comment »
After getting a brief taste of cool autumn temperatures during the first few days of October, New Jersey has been stuck in a warming trend that has made it feel more like late summer the past few days. Thanks to warm air flowing in from the southwest, much of the state was 10 to 15 degrees… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 10th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Al Gore, Global Warming, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: Al Gore, Climate Change, Global Warming, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Dems, New Jersey, october, Phil Murphy, Vin Gopal | Comments Off on Global Warming to continue through the weekend for Al Gore’s Monmouth County rally
DNC Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison preaching hate in Asbury Park, March 31, 2017. Vin Gopal and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, left, look on with approval
Congressman Keith Ellison, the Deputy Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, evoked the Holocaust on Monday, comparing illegal immigrants and their children to Jews in 1941 Germany. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 21st, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, NJ Democrats, Vin Gopal | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Legislative election, Democratic National Committee, District 4 Coalition for Change, Eric Houghtaling, Joann Downey, Keith Ellison, LD 11, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Opinion, Senator Jennifer Beck, Vin Gopal | 2 Comments »
Vin Gopal has a sorry record of advancing women in politics
Monmouth Dems hate group celebrates womens’ right to vote?
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. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 26th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: 2017 elections, District 4 Coalition for Change, Hate speech, Monmouth County Democrats, Vin Gopal, Women's Equality Day | 5 Comments »