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Gilmore’s Insanity Defense

By Art Gallagher

George Gilmore, NewJerseyGlobe photo

George Gilmore, the Ocean County Republican Chairman and Board of Elections Chairman who was indicted on federal tax evasion and bank fraud charges last week, didn’t pay his taxes and omitted tax debt from a loan application because he has a hoarding disorder, his lawyer told the Asbury Park Press.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office was aware of Gilmore’s disability before it sought an indictment, his lawyer, Kevin Marino told app.

Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Posted: January 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Gilmore needs to step aside

POLITICO is reporting that indicted Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore, also the Chairman of Ocean County Board of Elections,  said in a text message that he intends to stay on in both roles while he fights to avoid the next 30 years in prison on federal tax evasion and bank fraud charges.

Who does he think he is?  Bob Menendez?

Hopefully that text was a knee jerk reaction from a proud man in shock and denial over his situation and the peril he puts his constituencies in each day he hold onto those positions now.

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Posted: January 11th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments »

Ocean County GOP Chairman Indicted For Tax Evasion And Other Charges

George Gilmore

George Gilmore, the long time chairman of the Ocean County Republican Party, was indicted by a federal grand jury, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced this afternoon.

Gilmore, 69, is  an attorney, lobbyist and one of the most powerful Republicans in New Jersey. He was was charged in a six-count indictment with one count of income tax evasion for calendar years 2013, 2014, and 2015; two counts of filing false tax returns for calendar years 2013 and 2014; failing to collect, account for, and pay over payroll taxes for two quarters in 2016, and making false statements on a 2015 loan application submitted to Ocean First Bank N.A.

According to Honig’s announcement, documents file in the case indicate:

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Posted: January 10th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments »

Hugin Wins Ocean GOP Endorsement, Goldberg loses endorsements he didn’t have

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: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Hugin, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Golden Congratulates Thomson, Thanks LD 30 Republicans and NJ GOP

Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden issued a statement this morning congratulating newly elected Assemblyman Ned Thomson on his victory at the special election last evening and thanking all involved for a successful and orderly convention.

“Congratulations to Assemblyman Thomson.   I personally thank Ned for his willingness to take on the rigors of being a legislator as well as the demanding community and political commitments the job requires. Ned doesn’t need to do this.  I wholeheartedly welcome him to our leadership team. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 15th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Guadagno: “We will win this election”

NJ GOP Gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno stood before a full ballroom in Toms River yesterday, with her running mate, Woodcliff Lake Mayor Carlos Rendo, Republican National Committee Co-Chairman Bob Paduchik and Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore standing beside her and declared, “We will win this election!”

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Posted: August 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Golden’s Touch: The magic power of “the line” is a myth

Photo by Marielanina LaRosa

Many pundits are explaining away Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno’s victory in the NJ GOP gubernatorial primary to the power of “the line” — the party organization’s column on the ballot, particularly in Monmouth and Ocean Counties where Guadagno earned 20,106 of her 37,712 vote margin of victory.

InsiderNJ pointed out this morning that Guadagno had the line in counties accounting for 46.4% of the average GOP vote share.  She won 46.8% of the vote.  Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli had the line in counties with 31.2% of the vote.  He earned 31.1% of the vote.

The implication is that a candidate is endorsed by a county political party is a shoe-in. Primary voters will magically show up on election day and vote down the line.

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Posted: June 7th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Golden’s Touch: The magic power of “the line” is a myth

Mike Pence, Trump’s running mate, headed to Ocean County next week

assetcontent-54TRENTON — Mike Pence, the running mate of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, is scheduled to visit New Jersey early next week, according to reports. Pence, the governor of Indiana, will appear at a rally/fundraiser in Toms River hosted by the Ocean County Republican Organization, according to an invitation obtained by Ocean County Politics. Entry to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Ernst Coming to New Jersey to Headline GOPAC Fundraiser

Iowa U.S. Senator Joni Ernst is coming to New Jersey next week as the headliner for a GOPAC fundraiser.

Ernst, a freshman senator who gave the Republican response to the State of the Union address in January, came to national prominence with her unconventional campaign ad.

GOPAC is a national Republican political action committee that supports emerging Republican leaders and advances the principles of freedom, free markets and limited government.

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Posted: June 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: George Gilmore, GOPAC, Republican Party | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ernst Coming to New Jersey to Headline GOPAC Fundraiser

National group gives NJ contractors a new way to influence elections

National group gives NJ contractors a new way to influence elections (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — New Jersey government contractors banned from making major campaign contributions to state and local politicians are now donating big to a national Republican group that is showering the Garden State GOP with money, a Star-Ledger review…

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Posted: May 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Campaign Contributions, Campaign Finance, George Gilmore, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on National group gives NJ contractors a new way to influence elections