It’s not considered likely that Senator Bob Menendez will resign as a result of the bi-partisan admonishment he received from the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics. NJ and Washington Democrats have become a much more forgiving people since Senator Bob Torricelli was forced out of office after his admonishment 16 years ago.
As Bret Stephens wrote in a Trump bashing piece in the NY Times yesterday, America’s standards have declined over the years. Menendez’s admonishment for trading the power of his office for luxury travel and massive campaign contributions will likely blow over as the Democrats and their media partners continue their mission to destroy the Trump presidency.
But what if the Russian collusion with the Senate Ethics Committee works and Menendez decides to take a job running Dr. Salomon Melgen’s port security business in the Dominican Republic while looking over his luxury villa?
If Menendez resigns, Governor Phil Murphy gets to appoint someone to fill the vacancy until January. That person would run in Menendez’s place for a six year term in the November election. Who would Murphy choose? Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 27th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Menendez, New Jersey, Opinion, Phil Murphy | Tags: Assemblyman John Wisniewski, Assemblyman Rob Clifton, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Bob Hugin, Bob Torricelli, Carteret Mayor Dan Reiman, Dr. Salomon Melgen, Honorary Volunteer Firefighter Vin Gopal, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, NJ GOP, Opinion, Rich Pezzullo, Richard Codey, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Bob Menendez scandals, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Vin Gopal | 3 Comments »
Rich Pezzullo gets the CD-6 endorsement by acclamation
Former Celgene CEO Bob Hugin won the endorsement of the Monmouth County Republican Committee for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination tonight besting Brian Goldberg by a margin of 121-17. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 15th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Hugin, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 U.S. Senate election, Bob Hugin, Brian Goldberg, CD 6, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, NJ-6, Rich Pezzullo | 2 Comments »
Bob Hugin, center, with Freeholder Pat Impreveduto, left, and Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberg, right
The Monmouth County Republican Committee is holding a convention tonight, March 15, VFW Post 2179 on Rt 36 in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown. The purpose of the convention is to endorse candidates for the United States Senate and for the House of Representatives in the 6th Congressional District.
Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Deputy Director Lillian Burry, and Freeholders Patrick Impreveduto and Gerry Scharfenberger issued the following joint statement endorsing Bob Hugin for the Republican nomination to represent New Jersey in the United States Senate: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 15th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bob Hugin, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee | Tags: 2018 elections, 2018 U.S. Senate election, Bob Hugin, Deputy Freeholder Director Lillian Burry, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, Monmouth Republican Committee | 4 Comments »
Bob Hugin accepts the endorsement for U.S. Senate from the Ocean GOP. Chairman George Gilmore in the background. photo by Mike Ward
Former Celgene CEO Bob Hugin won the U.S. Senate endorsement of the Ocean County Republican Party tonight in Toms River, defeating the Ocean GOP’s 2014 nominee, Brian Goldberg, by a margin of 142-12.
“Ocean County delivers the highest number of Republican votes of any county in New Jersey and we are fully behind Bob Hugin,” said OCGOP Chairman George Gilmore. “We need a Senator that New Jersey can be proud of again, and we are confident Bob is that person. We will deliver for Bob and all of our GOP candidates on November 6th.”
“I’m honored and proud to receive the formal endorsement of the Ocean County Republican Organization,” said Bob Hugin. “My parents instilled in me the values of service to community and country at a young age. I’ve lived those values as a US Marine and business leader, and will do the same as our next United States Senator.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 6th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Hugin, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, 2018 U.S. Senate election, Bob Hugin, Brian Goldberg, Charlie Cocuzza, Congressman Chris Smith, Congressman Tom MacArthur, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, George Gilmore, New Jersey | 1 Comment »
Conservative businessman Rich Pezzullo announced last night that he will seek the GOP nomination to challenge Congressman Frank Pallone in the 6th Congressional District of New Jersey (parts of Monmouth and Middlesex counties).
Pezzullo declared his candidacy at the Middlesex County Republican Women’s Club’s annual Reagan Day celebration.
“We can no longer allow enemies of American progress like Frank Pallone to represent us when he and others like him are spending every day trying to hold our nation back. I am challenging him because I believe that the Sixth District deserves so much better — a representative they can rely on, that they can be proud of,” Pezzullo told the gathering. “Pallone was elected to Congress 30 years ago and has not accomplished anything. He is too far left even for his own rabidly leftist party. Isn’t it time for a Congressman who will work for a living?” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 5th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, 2018 U.S. Senate election, Bob Hugin, CD 6, Congressman Frank Pallone, Doug Steinhardt, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ GOP, NJ-6, Rich Pezzullo | 16 Comments »
Bob Hugin, the recently retired Executive Chairman of Celgene Corporation, has scheduled two announcement events for Tuesday, February 13, MMM has learned.
Republican insiders widely expect Hugin to announce that he will be a candidate for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate.
The first event is scheduled to take place at the Springfield Elks Club at 10 a.m. The afternoon event will be in Burlington County at VFW Post 3020 in Delran, 2 p.m.
Posted: February 11th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Hugin, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 U.S. Senate election, Bob Hugin, New Jersey, NJ GOP Primary | 2 Comments »
Bob Hugin and Rich Pezzullo
Rich Pezzullo declared that he would suspend his candidacy for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate if Bob Hugin, the recently retired Executive Chairman of Celgene Corporation becomes a candidate.
Speaking to several hundred Monmouth County Republicans at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner, Pezzullo, of Freehold, said, ” I actually like the guy and trust him to advance our agenda vigorously and fearlessly. I encourage him to quit waffling and get into the race.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 10th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Hugin, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 U.S. Senate election, Bob Hugin, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, NJ GOP, Rich Pezzullo | 12 Comments »