Senator Declan O’Scanlon
Senator Declan O’Scanlon, R-Monmouth, blasted Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Racing Commission for standing in the way of Monmouth Park from taking sports bets this weekend.
“There are two aspects to the administration’s actions. The first is that they are taking their time to sign the legislation, and the second is that they are standing in the way of Monmouth Park opening while taking that time,” said O’Scanlon said in a press release this afternoon. “The Governor claims he needs to review this legislation before signing it, but there is no practical reason why Monmouth Park cannot start accepting wagers while that’s happening–the sky won’t fall, lions won’t roam the streets, locusts won’t ravage our fields. There is absolutely zero likelihood of any negative impact of Monmouth Park opening today. That being the case, one has to wonder about the motivation here. It’s disturbing.”
“The legislature came together in a bipartisan manner to get this done correctly and quickly. All of that bipartisan effort has been brought to a screeching and frankly irrational halt by the actions of the administration.”
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Posted: June 8th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, New Jersey | Tags: Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Declan O'Scanlon, Happy World Oceans Day, Honorary Volunteer Firefighter Vin Gopal, Joe Irace, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, New Jersey, NJ Sports Betting, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Senator Vin Gopal | 3 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
While much of the media is reporting how poorly U.S. Senator Bob Menendez performed in the Democrat primary yesterday, I couldn’t miss how poorly Josh Welle, address none of your business, performed against former Asbury Park Councilman Jim Keady, Spring Lake, in the 4th congressional district primary.
With all three county party lines, more money and the endorsement of his former landlord, State Senator and honorary volunteer firefighter Vin Gopal, Welle only got 57% of the vote against Keady’s 43%.
Congressman Chris Smith, Hamilton, overperformed expectations, especially given that he was unopposed in the CD-4 Republican primary.
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Posted: June 6th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: 2018 elections, Analysis, Congressman Chris Smith, Frank LoBiondo, Honorary Volunteer Firefighter Vin Gopal, Jim Devine, Jim Keady, Josh Welle, Lisa McCormick, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Senator Bob Menendez, Senator Jeff Van Drew, Senator Vin Gopal, Seth Grossman | 3 Comments »
…for complying with the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as interpreted by U.S. Judge Naomi Buchwald, and unblocking MMM’s Art Gallagher before U.S. Senator Cory Booker unblocked Save Jersey’s @MattRooneyNJ.
Posted: May 24th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Vin Gopal | Tags: @CoryBooker, Honorary Volunteer Firefighter Vin Gopal, Matt Rooney, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Save Jersey, Seantor Cory Booker, Senator Vin Gopal | Comments Off on Congratulations to Senator Gopal…
Kudos to Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop for voluntarily complying with federal Judge Naomi Buchwald’s ruling that public officials are violating the 1st Amendment Rights of their constituents when they block political critics from their social media accounts.
Now it’s time for U.S. Senator Cory Booker and State Senator Vin Gopal to follow suit. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 24th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: Cory Booker, Honorary Volunteer Firefighter Vin Gopal, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Matt Rooney, New Jersey, President Donald Trump, Save Jersey, Social Media, Vin Gopal | 2 Comments »
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 »