Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli’s recent attack on Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno appears to be backfiring. The oversized glossy postcard comparing Guadagno to Hillary Clinton is drawing angry comments on social media and pledges to work for Kim’s nomination on June 6.
Childhood friends of the Assemblyman are turning their backs on his candidacy and Republican women are particularly offended:
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno has expanded her lead in the New Jersey GOP gubernatorial primary, according to independent poll by Stockton University released today.
Guadagno is the favorite of 37% of likely Republican primary voters surveyed between May 16 and 23, up from 29% in a Stockton poll taken April 26 though May 1. Guadagno’s surge coincides with her ads running on MMM. Just sayin’.
Assemblyman Jack Ciattarell’s support slipped 1% from 19% t0 18% between the two polls. Undecided voters declined from 41% to 31%.
One of the pollsters who propelled President Donald Trump to victory last year says Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno is leading her opponent for the NJ GOP gubernatorial nomination by a 2-1 margin with less than three weeks to go before the primary.
Adam Geller of Holmdel, the President of National Research Inc. and a FoxNews contributor, released a memo through the Guadagno campaign this afternoon that states, “With less than three weeks left until the Republican Primary, Kim Guadagno remains strongly positioned to receive the GOP nomination. She has had stronger fundraising, more cash on hand, more county endorsements, and stronger poll numbers according to our latest campaign survey.”
Geller characterised the Ciattarelli campaign as “ineffective” and “negative.”
Just hours before her final televised debate against Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno released a web ad that looks past the gubernatorial primaries and June 6 and slams her likely opponent for Governor in the general election, former Goldman Sachs banker Phil Murphy.
In the 51 second spot, Murphy’s competitors for the Democrat nomination for Governor, Jim Johnson, John Wisniewski and Ray Lesniak, slam for former diplomat for his outrageous campaign spending, his role in the mortgage crisis which tanked the American economy and his relationships with corporate and political “insiders.”
Art Haney, Jack Ciattarelli, Debbie Walker and Alex Robotin. photo via the Haney, Robotin and Walker facebook page
With three weeks to go before the June 6 primary, the campaign to unseat Senator Sam Thompson, Assemblyman Rob Dancer and Assemblyman Rob Clifton as the Republican nominees in the 12th Legislative District appears to be on life support.
Art Haney, the Chairman of the Old Bridge Municipal Utilities Authority, Old Bridge Councilwoman Debbie Walker and former Chesterfield Councilman Alex Robotin swore to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) that they will be spending less that $14,000 on their joint campaign. Haney is the Senate candidate challenging Thompson. Walker and Robotin are on the ballot against Dancer and Clifton.
Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli has been hammering Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno for months with negative mailings and videos. Now, four weeks before the June 6 gubernatorial primary, the Guadagno team is punching back to make sure the race doesn’t tighten as Republican voters start paying closer attention.
Art Haney, the State Senate candidate in the 12th legislative district aligned with Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli’s gubernatorial campaign, indicates that he is a Middlesex County Freeholder in his campaign literature.
Haney was a Freeholder in the 1990’s.
Campaign workers distributed Haney’s cards, along with Ciattarelli propaganda, to Republican voters’ homes in Matawan on Saturday.
The 12th district includes Allentown, Englishtown, Manalapan, Matawan, Millstone, Roosevelt and Upper Freehold in Monmouth County; Old Bridge in Middlesex County; Jackson and Plumsted in Ocean County and the Burlington County towns of Chesterfield, New Hanover, North Hanover, and Wrightstown.
Reached on the phone and asked to explain his bio on the campaign literature, Haney refused to say if he proofed or approved the card before it was printed. He did say, “Yes. I was a Middlesex County Freeholder. You know that. What is the issue?”
Radio talk show host and former Saturday Night Live star Joe Piscopo announced this morning that he will not be an Independent candidate for Governor of New Jersey this year and he endorsed the candidacy of Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno.
In an announcement broadcast live on his radio show and on facebook, Piscopo said he was “locked and loaded, ready to go” for his own campaign before meeting Guadagno in a “secret summit” at his home last weekend.
Running against Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno must be a daunting task.
Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, one of Guadagno’s four opponents in the GOP primary for Governor, looks as though he’s aged more in a week than Barack Obama aged over 8 years in the White House, if his campaign mail is to be believed.
If you’re a Republican primary voter, you likely received two pieces of campaign mail from Ciattarelli in the last week. The photo on the left is from the first piece. The photo on the right is the second piece. If Jack loses to Kim on June 6, he could have a future as Just for Men model.