40,003 reasons Vin Gopal beat Jennifer Beck

Senator-elect Vin Gopal and Tinton Falls Mayor Gerald Turning. photo via facebook, posted Oct 9

By Art Gallagher

Jennifer Beck had an internal poll showing her leading Vin Gopal by 17% in September.  Gopal had a poll showing him losing to Beck by 6% in mid October. Another Gopal poll showed him winning by 1% last week.  Beck said last week that she thought it was a 3% race. So how did Gopal pull off a 7% victory on Tuesday night?

Gopal’s campaign knocked on 40,000 doors in Asbury Park, Eatontown, Long Branch, Ocean Township and Tinton Falls, according to a veteran Democrat operative who participated in the effort.

The Senator-elect had a fresh and energetic army of volunteers and paid canvassers join his committed troops in the field on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Beck’s campaign closed with a Hail Mary pass and a fire drill. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 9th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments »

Bridgegate mastermind explains why Guadagno really lost

ABERDEEN — Confessed “Bridgegate” mastermind David Wildstein downplayed the effect of the scandal on Kim Guadagno, the Republican who lost the race Tuesday to succeed Chris Christie as governor. “Bridgegate was part of the Christie fatigue,” Wildstein told NJ Advance Media. “But New Jersey is one of the most Democratic states in the country and electing… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 8th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Dems Pick Up Key Seats in Legislature, GOP Takes Several Tight Races

Senate President Steve Sweeney fought off a surprisingly tough challenge from his Republican opponent, funded by NJEA money. New Jersey voters went to the polls yesterday and turned their attention to all 120 seats in the Legislature, ending a busy election season that was rife with special interest spending, political attack ads and controversial mailers, as… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 8th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Live New Jersey Election Results

MMM will have statewide New Jersey election results posted here tonight courtesy of NJSpotlight and NJ News Commons.

Monmouth County and local races will be updated in posts throughout the evening. The polls close at 8PM.  Results should start being reported by 8:30. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 7th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Election Day Predictions 2017

Kim Guadagno will be elected the 56th Governor of New Jersey by less than 2000 votes.

The Associated Press will not call the NJ gubernatorial race until Thursday due to the failure of the vote reporting systems in Essex, Hudson, Camden and Middlesex counties which will prevent the vote from being counted.  CNN and NJ.com will report rumors that the New Jersey election was hacked by the Russians.

Steve Sweeney will survive the millions spent against his reelection by the NJEA.  The teachers’ union will lose considerable influence in Trenton and its membership will revolt against leadership and reform the association.  Guadagno and Sweeney will have a stronger and more effective reform agenda than Christie and Sweeney had during the first Christie’s term. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 7th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Why I’m voting for Ken Braswell and Rosemary Ryan for Highlands Council

By Art Gallagher

On Tuesday November 7, I will enthusiastically cast my vote for Highlands Borough Council for Ken Braswell and Rosemary Ryan.  If you live in Highlands, I hope you do too.

Ken and Rosemary are ‘new blood with experience,’ if that makes sense. They both have worked hard, as volunteers, for the Highlands community for many years while avoiding the often nasty political fray. They have both served our community unselfishly with dignity and respect for all. They truly are “level headed leaders.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 4th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Long Branch Official: Mr. Gopal is not listed as a qualified, trained firefighter in the City of Long Branch

Vin Gopal, the candidate for State Senate in the 11th Legislative District, is not a first responder.

Gopal apparently knows he’s been caught lying to the public for months and is now trying, poorly, to explain himself.

The Asbury Park Press knows about Gopal’s misrrepresentations.  Inexplicably, APP has yet to report on Gopal’s dishonesty.   APP endorsed Senator Jennifer Beck for reelection over Gopal.

In his TV commercials, Gopal claims he volunteers as a first responder in Long Branch. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Jennifer Beck, Long Branch, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Vincent Solomeno’s Lies

For the benefit of my readers from Hazlet who are still not convinced that Vincent Solomeno’s character assassination attempt on Mayor Sue Kiley is based upon outright lies, I visited Town Hall yesterday  to get the documentation which proves it.

As “proof” of his allegation that Kiley accepted an illegal campaign contribution from Maser Consulting during her first election in 2014 and then illegally appointed the firm Township Planner, Solomeno has been posting this clip of the Township’s pay to play ordinance: Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Vincent Solomeno’s Lies

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #30 Endorses Patrick Impreveduto for Monmouth County Freeholder

Patrick Impreveduto

FOP Lodge #30, the Monmouth County Superior Officers Association, has endorsed Holmdel Deputy Mayor Patrick Impreveduto for election to the Freeholder Board in the general election on Tuesday, November 7, according to Shawn Reece, president of the union.

“Throughout his tenure as a leader in Holmdel, both as a member of the Township Committee and the Board of Education, Patrick Impreveduto has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to public safety and a strong appreciation for the men and women who have dedicated their lives to keep us safe,” Reece said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 30th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #30 Endorses Patrick Impreveduto for Monmouth County Freeholder

Interview with Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley Part 2

In the second part of my interview with Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley, she talks about 1) what she wanted to accomplish in her first term on the Township Committee, 2) what she did accomplish, and what she hopes to accomplish if Hazlet voters give her another three years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Hazlet, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Interview with Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley Part 2