Congressional Candidate’s Disclosure Raises More Questions
Congressional Candidate Josh Welle
Josh Welle, address unknown, the Democrat endorsed by the Monmouth and Ocean Democrats to run against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th Congressional District, filed his Financial Disclosure Report with the Clerk of the House of Representatives on Sunday, March 11. MMM reported on Saturday March 10 that Welle was over four months late in filing the report, a violation of the Ethics in Government Act that could result in a fine up to $58,000.
Welle has not explained why he did not file the report as required in October of 2017. Nor is it clear that the report filed on Sunday brings him into compliance. Welle reached the $5000 fund raising threshold that triggered the requirement of the report within thirty days on September 29, 2017. He was then required to disclose his assets and sources of income of more than $5,000 for 2016 and 2017 within thirty days. The report filed yesterday indicated that it is for the year 2017 but also indicates that it covers the period of January 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018. The disclosures of income and assets seem to be for 2017 and YTD 2018. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 12th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, Josh Welle, Joshua Welle, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, New Jersey, Ocean County News, Ocean Democrats | 2 Comments »
The front runner for the Democrat nomination to run against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th Congressional District has failed to file his Financial Disclosure Report with the Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Josh Welle, address unknown, won the endorsement to challenge Congressman Smith at the Monmouth County Democrat Mini-Convention last weekend when he earned 60% of the delegates’ votes to 40% for former Asbury Park Councilman Jim Keady. Welle is heavily favored to win the Ocean County endorsement at a Mini-Convention on Sunday afternoon, March 11 at Central Regional High School in Bayville. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 10th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Congress | Tags: 2018 elections, CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, House of Representatives, Jim Keady, Josh Welle, Joshua Welle, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, New Jersey, NJ 4, Ocean County Democrats | 5 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
Regardless of the outcome of Freeholder John Curley’s federal lawsuit to prevent the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders from Censuring him and to seal the investigative report into complaints of his harassment of County employees that he obviously believes will destroy his reputation, it is hard to imagine a scenario where Curley is nominated for reelection by the Monmouth GOP.
Curley’s term is up next year. The Republican and Democrat Party nominees for the primary will be chosen by early April.
In his lawsuit, Curley alleges that the investigation and proposed censure is a “political hatchet job” by Freeholder Serena DiMaso. The current mess does nothing for DiMaso politically. Curley and DiMaso were successful running mates in 2012. DiMaso is leaving the Board in January when she will be sworn into the State Assembly. Nothing about this situation benefits DiMaso politically. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 4th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Opinion | Tags: Analysis, Dan Jacobson, Freeholder John Curley, Freeholder John P. Curley, harassment, John Curley, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth Dems, Monmouth GOP, Opinion, sexual harassment, The Ink Spots, triCityNews | 1 Comment »
DNC Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison preaching hate in Asbury Park, March 31, 2017. Vin Gopal and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, left, look on with approval
Congressman Keith Ellison, the Deputy Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, evoked the Holocaust on Monday, comparing illegal immigrants and their children to Jews in 1941 Germany. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 21st, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, NJ Democrats, Vin Gopal | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Legislative election, Democratic National Committee, District 4 Coalition for Change, Eric Houghtaling, Joann Downey, Keith Ellison, LD 11, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Opinion, Senator Jennifer Beck, Vin Gopal | 2 Comments »
The Monmouth County Democrats are encouraging their supporters to trek to Bedminster today for an organized anti-Trump rally at the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament. President Trump is expected to be in attendance at the tournament which is being held on his property.
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Posted: July 16th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Politics, New Jersey | Tags: LPGA, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Politics, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth Dems, New Jersey, President Donald Trump, U.S. Women's Open | 5 Comments »
When he was Monmouth Democrat Chairman, Vin Gopal made no secret of his desire to turn Monmouth County into Essex and Hudson Counties south. Now that he is a candidate for State Senate, Gopal is embracing the radical alt-left leaders of the national Democratic Party and enlisting their support for his campaign. DNC Chairman Tom Perez and Deputy Chair Keith Ellison will be in Asbury Park this afternoon to rally support for Gopal. The radical Democrat leaders will also be making stops in New Brunswick and Newark, according to published reports and an email blast by Congressman Frank Pallone.
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Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Donna Brazile, Frank Pallone, Jennifer Beck, Keith Ellison, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Opinion, President Donald Trump, Racism, Tom Perez, Vin Gopal | 5 Comments »
Joshua Leinsdorf and Sean Byrnes will compete in the Democratic Primary for State Senate in LD 13
Joshua Leinsdorf of Atlantic Highlands has filed as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for State Senate from the 13th legislative district.
The former Princeton Board of Education member ran for Assembly as an Independent in 2015 and for Governor as a third party candidate in 2009. As a gubernatorial candidate, Leinsdorf called for cutting taxes, fixing the schools, making public transportation usable and the elimination of county government.
Leinsdorf is the first candidate in the 13th district to file petitions with the Secretary of State’s Division of Elections. His petition contains 170 signatures. 100 are required. Petitions are due in Trenton on Monday April 3 at 4p.m.
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Posted: March 28th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 13th legislative district, Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, Joshua Leinsdorf, LD 13, LD 13 primary, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Sean Byrnes, Senator Joe Kyrillos | 2 Comments »
Brian Wilton and Dr. Margaret Donlon
The Monmouth County Democrats are set to nominate a personal injury attorney and a doctor who specializes in reducing pain and improving function of injured patients for freeholder when they hold their mini-convention at the Shrewsbury Presbyterian Church on Saturday morning March 18.
Kevin Wilton, the Mayor of Lake Como, is a partner in the Wilton Law Firm, which is located across the street from Middletown Town Hall. The firm specializes in car accidents, personal injury and workers compensation, according to its website.
Dr. Margaret Donlon, MD, a resident of West Allenhurst (Ocean Township) practices pain and rehabilitation medicine at Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center in Middletown and Morganville.
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Posted: March 16th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: Dr. Margaret Dolan, Freeholder Director Lillian Burry, Ken and Barbie, Kevin Wilton, Mayor Christopher Siciliano, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Pat Impreveduto | 1 Comment »
photo via Julie Roginsky, facebook
The Monmouth County Democrats endorsed former Goldman Sachs executive Phil Murphy, of Middletown, to be the Party nominee for Governor in the June 6 Democrat Primary at their secret convention in Wall Township this afternoon, according to a facebook post by Fox News Contributor Julie Roginsky.
The endorsement traditionally gives the favored candidate superior ballot positioning within the County in the Primary election.
Murphy has been considered the runaway front runner for the nomination since Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop announced he would not seek the nomination last September. Fulop endorsed Murphy, as did several Democrat County Chairs and Party Leaders. Senate President Steve Sweeney announced that he would not be a candidate in early October and backed Murphy.
Posted: January 22nd, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Monmouth County Life, Phil Murphy | Tags: 2017 elections, 2017 Gubernatorial race, Julie Roginsky, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Phil Murphy | 2 Comments »
The Monmouth County Democrat Organization is holding a secret convention this afternoon to choose the County Party’s nominee for Governor.
The convention will take place at 2 p.m., according to the Party’s website. Only delegates have been informed of the location. Delegates are Elected officials, Municipal Chairs, State Committee members, Executive Board Members, Caucus Chairs, and Club Presidents.
Only delegates will be allowed into the convention, according to the Dem’s website.
Posted: January 22nd, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County Life | Tags: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats | 2 Comments »