40,003 reasons Vin Gopal beat Jennifer Beck

Senator-elect Vin Gopal and Tinton Falls Mayor Gerald Turning. photo via facebook, posted Oct 9

By Art Gallagher

Jennifer Beck had an internal poll showing her leading Vin Gopal by 17% in September.  Gopal had a poll showing him losing to Beck by 6% in mid October. Another Gopal poll showed him winning by 1% last week.  Beck said last week that she thought it was a 3% race. So how did Gopal pull off a 7% victory on Tuesday night?

Gopal’s campaign knocked on 40,000 doors in Asbury Park, Eatontown, Long Branch, Ocean Township and Tinton Falls, according to a veteran Democrat operative who participated in the effort.

The Senator-elect had a fresh and energetic army of volunteers and paid canvassers join his committed troops in the field on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Beck’s campaign closed with a Hail Mary pass and a fire drill. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 9th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments »

Election Day Predictions 2017

Kim Guadagno will be elected the 56th Governor of New Jersey by less than 2000 votes.

The Associated Press will not call the NJ gubernatorial race until Thursday due to the failure of the vote reporting systems in Essex, Hudson, Camden and Middlesex counties which will prevent the vote from being counted.  CNN and NJ.com will report rumors that the New Jersey election was hacked by the Russians.

Steve Sweeney will survive the millions spent against his reelection by the NJEA.  The teachers’ union will lose considerable influence in Trenton and its membership will revolt against leadership and reform the association.  Guadagno and Sweeney will have a stronger and more effective reform agenda than Christie and Sweeney had during the first Christie’s term. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 7th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Guadagno tells veterans: Kneeling for anthem is not right

TOMS RIVER — Republican nominee for New Jersey governor Kim Guadagno told a group of military veterans Saturday morning that while the U.S. constitution gives people the right to kneel in protest during the National Anthem, that doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. “As governor, I would have to set an example,” Guadagno, the… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 4th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »

In Middletown: Guadagno hits Murphy on ‘sanctuary state’

MIDDLETOWN — Republican gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno Wednesday returned to a campaign theme of slamming “sanctuary cities and states” when asked about Tuesday’s terror attack in New York, though that issue does not apply to what happened. The Republican also said she would “not jump to any conclusions” about a “diversity lottery system” for immigration that… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Frightening Tricks and Taxing Treats

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Posted: October 30th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Frightening Tricks and Taxing Treats

We Need a Governor — from Monmouth Beach

By Greg Kelly

I recently launched a website about my native town of Monmouth Beach and it just so happens that a resident of that great community is running for Governor of New Jersey, Kim Guadagno.

So I thought I’d offer some local perspective on a state concern. I’m backing Kim on November 7 and it’s an easy vote for me.

I’ve known Kim since she first ran for political office in Monmouth Beach back 12 years ago. As I’ve followed her career, I’ve learned that Kim already has to be exceptional just to survive. She’s a Republican from New Jersey (a state that twice voted against Abraham Lincoln), is married to a seasoned judge (husband Mike recently retired from the NJ Superior Court) and is mother to three smart kids (some went to school with my children for a while).

In light of the recent vile and mean-spirited Star-Ledger editorial endorsement of Phil Murphy in the governor’s race, I’d like to offer the main reasons why Kim gets my vote: Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

That Phil Murphy is one weird dude

It’s no wonder Phil Murphy won’t agree to be interviewed by NJTV’s  Michael Aron or Tommy G.  He’s weird.  He doesn’t get New Jersey and he doesn’t understand state government.

If you missed the debate last night, watch it before you vote on November 7.

Murphy came across as your drunk uncle who knows all the problems but changes the subject or gets combative when pressed on how he’ll actually pull off his magical plans.

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Posted: October 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Tonight

Lt Governor Kim Guadagno and former Goldman Sachs banker Phil Murphy will meet in their final required debate prior to election day tonight at 7 p.m.

The debate, which is being held at William Paterson University, will be broadcast on WCBS-TV in the New York market and WKYW-TV in Philadelphia.  WCBS live feed  the debate here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Pastorgate! Guadagno campaign accuses Murphy campaign of fabricating Hispanic pastors’ press release

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno’ gubernatorial campaign today accused former Goldman Sachs backer Phil Murphy’s team of fabricating an organization of Hispanic pastors, and forging real pastors signatures on a press release from the fake group.   The phony release attacked Guadagno’s campaign ad, “Sanctuary.”

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Posted: October 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Kim G and Tommy G on the radio

Kim Guadagno,the GOP nominee for NJ Governor, joined the New Jersey’s best afternoon radio host, TommyG, yesterday afternoon.

Kim and Tommy keep it real for a half hour. It is worth a listen, especially if you have never met Kim and don’t have first hand experience with how down to earth she is. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Kim G and Tommy G on the radio