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

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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

Vote for Burry and Impreveduto Today

Most of the attention has been on the gubernatorial race in today’s Primary election.  But there is a race for the GOP nominations for Monmouth County Freeholder that could impact the quality of life for local residents more than the governor’s race.

Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Holmdel Deputy Mayor Pat Impreveduto are being challenged by a couple of Ciattarelli sycophants that we haven’t heard from since MMM reported their petition fraud to get on the ballot.

No one expects Lillian and Pat to have a problem securing the nomination.  That’s the danger.  In an expected low turnout election, shocking surprises have been know to happen.   In Highlands, our popular Mayor Rick O’Neil once lost primary to a complete unknown because too many of Rick’s supporters figured he had it in the bag and didn’t bother voting.

Vote today.  If you’re a Republican or Unaffiliated voter in Monmouth County, vote for Lillian G. Burry and Patrick Impreveduto for Freeholder.

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Posted: June 6th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Vote for Burry and Impreveduto Today

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 »

Ciattarelli Freeholder Team’s Petitions Challenged

Signatures appear to be falsified.  Ciattarelli’s Political Director Certified Signature She Did Not Witness 

Bernie Dowd is an equine veterinarian and a candidate for freeholder, certified apparently false signatures supporting his candidacy. video screen grab

The nominating petitions filed by the Monmouth County Freeholder candidates aligned with Jack Ciattarelli for Governor appear to have fraudulent signatures and to have been falsely certified, according to a challenge filed by Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden and an ongoing investigation by MMM.

In a letter to Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon obtained by MMM, Golden said that a review of the petitions filed by Bernard Dowd and Susan Ellen Metz revealed “a number of irregularities.” Golden wrote that several signatures appear to be in the same handwriting for multiple people,  several signers are not registered to vote and/or are registered Democrats.  Democrat voters are not eligible to vote in Republican primaries nor endorse candidates for those primaries.

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Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Cohen and McNaboe seek reelection to Manalapan Township Committee

Susan Unger Cohen and Jack McNaboe are running for reelection to the Manalapan Township Committee, according to a press release from Manalapan GOP Chairman Glen Mendez.

Cohen, the Township’s mayor, has served on the governing body since 2007, with the exception of 2011 when she took a year off for family reasons. She was also mayor in 2012 and 2013 and is credited with leading the Township through Superstorm Sandy.

McNaboe was appointed to the committee to fill a vacancy in 2013.  He was elected to complete the term he was appointed to and was elected to his own full term in 2014.   The current Deputy Mayor, McNaboe was also served as mayor.  He has been a member of the Planning Board for 10 years.

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Posted: April 4th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Manalapan, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

No Joke: Ciattarelli campaign fields primary challenge to Burry and Impreveduto for Freeholder nominations

Bernie Dowd is an equine veterinarian and a candidate for freeholder

Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Holmdel Deputy Mayor Pat Impreveduto will face a primary challenge on June 6 for the Republican nominations for Monmouth County Freeholder.

The gubernatorial campaign of Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli recruited Dr. Bernard Dowd, DVM, a equine veterinarian who lives in Oceanport and Susan Ellen Metz of Middletown to run against the Monmouth GOP endorsed candidates.

Dowd has served on the Monmouth Park Task Force in Oceanport.

 

 

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Posted: April 4th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Ciattarelli’s Slate Puts Monmouth in Play

April 1, 2017

Gary Rich and Bob Walsh will challenge Lillian Burry and Pat Impreveduto for Freeholder

Friendly rivals? Lt Gov Kim Guadagno and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli

Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, Lt Governor Kim Guadagno’s only legitimate competitor for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in the June 6 GOP primary, conceded the Monmouth County GOP line to Guadagno at the Party convention on March 18.  But Ciattarelli is not conceding the County’s Republican primary votes to the “extraordinarily weak frontrunner.”

MoreMonmouthMusings has learned that the Ciattarelli campaign will file a full slate of Monmouth County legislative and county candidates with the Secretary of State and Monmouth County Clerk on Monday, the filing deadline.

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Posted: April 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Dems will have a primary race for Senate in LD 13

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: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Monmouth Republicans Rally Support For John Costigan

Monmouth County Republicans have started a social media campaign to raise money GOP State Committeeman John Costigan’s medical care that is not being covered by his insurance and to make some renovations to his home to accommodate his partial paralysis.

Costigan, of Howell and formerly of Hazlet, is a proud and self reliant Marine veteran who remains quiet about his medical condition.

Steve McEnery, former GOP Chairman of Manalapan, started a GoFundMe page to raise money for Costigan’s unpaid medical bills and the renovations to his home.   “John is still a proud Marine and would not be looking for a handout, and would be upset with what we are doing; but he  needs this support. We can ask for his forgiveness afterwards,” McEnery wrote on the page.

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Posted: March 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Lillian Burry is running for reelection

Lillian G. Burry

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian Burry is running for a fifth term on the board.

Burry is completing her perhaps most accomplished term on the Board of Chosen Freeholders.  Her work was instrumental in the acquisition of Fort Monmouth from the federal government.

While working through her decision to seek reelection or enjoy a well earned retirement, the Director told MMM that she loves doing the job, but did not relish another campaign or possible nominating convention challenge.  She told MMM yesterday that Freeholder Gary Rich’s decision not to seek reelection was the deciding factor in her choice to soldier on. “I feel strongly about the need for continuity on the Board,” Burry said. “With Gary stepping down and with Serena (DiMaso) likely moving on to the the State Assembly in January, there could have been three new freeholders next year.”

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Posted: March 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , | 17 Comments »