Jack’s attack motivates support for Kim

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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:

Here’s a small sample:

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Posted: May 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Stockton Poll: Guadagno Expands Her Lead in GOP Gubernatorial Primary

Murphy’s lead in Democratic race slips slightly

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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%.

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Posted: May 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Watch the Republican Gubernatorial Debate, 8PM

Friendly rivals? Lt Gov Kim Guadagno and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli

The final televised debate of the 2017 NJ Republican Gubernatorial primary campaign will take place this evening, 8PM at NJTV’s studio in Newark.  The debate can be view here via YouTube, courtesy of NJTV and NJSpotlight.

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli are vying for the GOP nomination to replace Governor Chris Christie as the chief executive of New Jersey’s state government and as the titular head of the NJ GOP.  NJTV’s Michael Aron will moderate the debate.  David Cruz, NJTV’s statehouse reporter and John Mooney, CEO and Founding Editor of NJSpotlight will question the candidates.

The Democrat candidates for Governor held both of their televised last week.

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Posted: May 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Haney’s LD 12 Senate Campaign Will Spend Less Than $14K, Campaign Manager Quits

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.

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Posted: May 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Kim Strikes Back

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.

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Posted: May 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments »

Watch the NJ Gubernatorial Debates Live

The candidates for the Democrat and Republican nominations for New Jersey Governor will be debating this evening at Stockton University.

Republicans Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli will face off from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Democrats former U.S. Treasury official Jim Johnson, state Sen. Raymond Lesniak, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy, and state Assemblyman John Wisniewski will debate from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: May 9th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Did State Senate Candidate Lie On His Resume?

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By Art Gallagher

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?”

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Posted: May 7th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Old Bridge | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Ciattarelli aging rapidly?

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.

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Posted: April 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, NJ GOP, NJ Politics | Tags: , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Monmouth Republicans Will Have A Primary For Freeholder Nominations

Golden will refer potential fraud and forgeries to the Monmouth County Prosecutor

Freeholder candidates Pat Impreveduto and Lillian Burry will face a primary challenge on June 6

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon ruled yesterday that the Freeholder slates endorsed by the Monmouth County Republican Organization and those submitted by the Ciattarelli for Governor campaign both had enough qualifying signatures on their nominating petitions to appear on the ballot for the June 6 primary.  Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Holmdel Deputy Mayor Pat Impreveduto will be challenged by Dr. Bernard Dowd, a veterinarian from Oceanport and Susan Ellen Metz of Middletown.

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Posted: April 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Guadagno and Ciattarelli campaigns withdraw petition challenges

Friendly rivals? Lt Gov Kim Guadagno and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli

The New Jersey Republican Party will have a competitive gubernatorial primary on June 6.  The campaigns of Lt Governor Kim Guadagno and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli both withdrew their petition challenges against each other yesterday.

The détente between the battling campaigns came after Administrative Law Judge Lisa James Beavers indicated that she would not invalidate all signatures certified by Ciattarelli campaign manager Rick Rosenberg unless each signer personally testified or provided an affidavit that Rosenberg did not collect their signature, according to sources familiar with the proceedings.   Beavers did throw out the signature of Lois Pongo of Highlands. The Guadagno campaign obtained and affidavit from Pongo stating that Rosenberg was not the the person who collected her signature, despite his certification that he did, after a MoreMonmouthMusings report regarding irregularities in the Ciattarelli camp’s petition signatures.

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Posted: April 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »