fbpx

Rik Mehta wins U.S. Senate endorsement from Monmouth GOP

Dr. Rikin Mehta was endorsed by the Monmouth County Republican Committee for the GOP nomination to unseat Senator Cory Booker this morning at the committee’s annual nominating convention at iPlayAmerica in Freehold Township.

Mehta bested Natalie Rivera and Hirsh Singh, earning 56% (128) of the 230 votes cast. Rivera won the support of 32% (74) of the delegates and Singh 12% (28). 12 delegates present did not cast a vote in the U.S. Senate contest, according to parliamentarian John Lane.

The pharmaceutical entrepreneur/regulator and attorney is undefeated in County GOP contests after also winning Burlington County’s endorsement this morning. He has previously won the endorsements to the Union, Somerset, Hunterdon and Camden GOP organizations.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Gary Rich endorses Tricia Flanagan

Tricia Flanagan

Former U.S. Senate candidate Gary Rich endorsed Tricia Flanagan for the nomination to take on Cory Booker in November, according to reports on NewJerseyGlobe and InsiderNJ.

“Conservatives in the Republican party need to speak with one voice, and after meeting Tricia Flanagan, I have decided that hers is the voice is the voice that speaks most clearly and powerfully for the principles that compel me to run,” Rich said. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Gary Rich ends his campaign for U.S. Senate

Gary Rich

Former Monmouth County Freeholder Gary Rich responded to our text message asking if he is still running for U.S. Senate fourteen hours later with one word: “No.”

He has not yet endorsed another candidate.

Rich cancelled is scheduled interview with the Monmouth GOP screening committee over the weekend and will not appear on the ballot at the Monmouth Republican nominating convention this Saturday morning at iPlayAmerica. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Palatucci shows Rik Mehta around the Golden Gala

By Art Gallagher

Shaun Golden and U.S. Senate candidate Rik Mehta at the Golden Gala

Bill Palatucci, New Jersey’s Republican National Committeeman, was showing U.S. Senate candidate Rik Mehta around the Golden Era Gala on Friday night, which surprised me because Hirsh Singh has been touting the Republican National Commiteeman’s endorsement for the nomination to take on Senator Cory Booker for months.

“I’m trying to get Eli Manning to run,” I told Palatucci when he asked me if I knew Mehta.  Bill laughed and without missing a beat said, “Is that going to happen?  Just it case it doesn’t, you should know Rik Methta.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 2nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Gary Rich enters race for U.S. Senate nomination

Gary Rich

Former Monmouth County Freeholder Gary Rich has entered the race for the Republican nomination to run for U.S. Senate against Cory Booker.

Rich’s Statement of Organization was filed with the Federal Election Commission on January 22, 2020.

In a press release this afternoon, Rich spoke about the Impeachment Trial of President Donald J. Trump: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 25th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 11 Comments »