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 »
Conservative businessman Rich Pezzullo announced last night that he will seek the GOP nomination to challenge Congressman Frank Pallone in the 6th Congressional District of New Jersey (parts of Monmouth and Middlesex counties).
Pezzullo declared his candidacy at the Middlesex County Republican Women’s Club’s annual Reagan Day celebration.
“We can no longer allow enemies of American progress like Frank Pallone to represent us when he and others like him are spending every day trying to hold our nation back. I am challenging him because I believe that the Sixth District deserves so much better — a representative they can rely on, that they can be proud of,” Pezzullo told the gathering. “Pallone was elected to Congress 30 years ago and has not accomplished anything. He is too far left even for his own rabidly leftist party. Isn’t it time for a Congressman who will work for a living?” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 5th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, 2018 U.S. Senate election, Bob Hugin, CD 6, Congressman Frank Pallone, Doug Steinhardt, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ GOP, NJ-6, Rich Pezzullo | 16 Comments »
Bob Hugin and Rich Pezzullo
Rich Pezzullo declared that he would suspend his candidacy for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate if Bob Hugin, the recently retired Executive Chairman of Celgene Corporation becomes a candidate.
Speaking to several hundred Monmouth County Republicans at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner, Pezzullo, of Freehold, said, ” I actually like the guy and trust him to advance our agenda vigorously and fearlessly. I encourage him to quit waffling and get into the race.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 10th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Hugin, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 U.S. Senate election, Bob Hugin, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, NJ GOP, Rich Pezzullo | 12 Comments »
Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden issued a statement this morning congratulating newly elected Assemblyman Ned Thomson on his victory at the special election last evening and thanking all involved for a successful and orderly convention.
“Congratulations to Assemblyman Thomson. I personally thank Ned for his willingness to take on the rigors of being a legislator as well as the demanding community and political commitments the job requires. Ned doesn’t need to do this. I wholeheartedly welcome him to our leadership team. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 15th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: 2017 Legislative election, 30th Legislative District, Assemblyman Ned Thomson, Assemblyman Sean Kean, Bob McKenna, Chairman Shaun Golden, Christine Giordano Hanlon, Doug Steinhardt, George Gilmore, Juan Malave, Michael Lavery, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Ned Thomson, NJ GOP | 1 Comment »
ABC Director Dave Rible
Five candidates have emerged to fill the vacancy in the State Assembly in the 30th Legislative District created by Dave Rible’s resignation to become the Director of the Alcohol Beverage Commission.
Rible, 49 of Wall Township, was the Assembly Republican Conference Leader until his July 17th resignation. The GOP County Committees from the 30th Legislative District will select a candidate to fill vacancy and take Rible’s place on the general election ballot at a convention that is tentatively scheduled for August 9 at the IBEW #400 Union Hall in Wall. The 30th District is comprised of Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach,Brielle, Farmingdale, Howell, Lake Como, Manasquan, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, and Wall in Monmouth County as well as Lakewood and Point Pleasant in Ocean County.
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Posted: July 27th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Dave Rible, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2017 elections, 2017 Legislative election, 30th district, 30th Legislative District, Dave Rible, Director of Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Gary Rich, James Bean, Justin Flancbaum, Monmouth County GOP, Ned Thomson, New Jersey, NJ GOP, Ocean County GOP, Ralph Addonizio | 9 Comments »
Rick Rosenberg, Jr, 32, was found deceased in his Lakehurst home this morning, according to an Ocean County law enforcement source.
Rosenberg was a well respected Republican political operative who started working on campaigns while a college student at Rutgers in 2004. Most recently he re-joined the Chris Russell Consulting firm after managing the GOP gubernatorial primary campaign of Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli.
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Posted: June 24th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ GOP | Tags: Chris Russell Consulting, Jack Ciattarelli, Kim Guadagno, Lakehurst, New Jersey, news, NJ GOP, Ocean County, Rick Rosenberg, Shaun Golden | Comments Off on RIP Rick Rosenberg
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2017 Gubernatorial race, April Fools, Jack Ciattarelli, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth GOP, NJ GOP | 6 Comments »
With the news that Governor Chris Christie saying that he is staying in his current job until his term in expires in January of 2018, New Jersey Republicans are rethinking what little hope they had to winning the governorship and gaining seats in the legislature next year.
Don’t give up, New Jersey Republicans. There is hope.
PolitickerNJ’s 2016 list of the 100 most powerful people in New Jersey tabs Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal #50. PolitickerNJ says Gopal is slated to become the next Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic Party.
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Posted: November 17th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Vin Gopal | Tags: 2017 Gubernatorial race, 2017 Legislative election, Monmouth County Chairman Vin Gopal, Monmouth County News, NJ GOP, Vin Gopal | 3 Comments »
TRENTON — Democrats tightened their control of the state Assembly in Tuesday’s elections, wresting three seats away from a Republican party ruled by Gov. Chris Christie, a presidential candidate whose popularity has dropped at home. It means Democrats will control 51 seats in the 80-seat lower house as of January — their biggest majority since 1979.… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 4th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2015 Legislative Races, Chris Christie, NJ GOP | Tags: 2015 Legislative Races, Chris Christie, NJ GOP | 5 Comments »
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