State Senator Vin Gopal last week withdrew his support for Teddy Price, 58, a Democrat candidate for Ocean County Freeholder, ostensibly because of Price’s arrest record for alcohol fueled youthful indiscretions 37 years ago.
In a conveniently leaked letter to Ocean County Democrat Chairman Wyatt Earp, Senator Gopal asked that the $10,000 donation he made to the Ocean Dem coffers not be used for Price’s freeholder campaign because Price was arrested twice in 1981. The way Gopal tells the story, the charges against Price were pretty serious. “Mr. Price’s criminal history is deeply disturbing,” Gopal wrote. Assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, interfering with and fighting with police were the charges Gopal mentioned in his letter to Earp.
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Posted: September 10th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Politics, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: 2018 elections, Larry Luttrell, Lawrence Luttrell, Lunging Larry Luttrell, Monmouth County Democrats, Monmouth County News, Ocean County Democrats, Senator Vin Gopal, Teddy Price, Vin Gopal, Wyatt Earp | 31 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 »
LD 12 Assembly candidate Gene Davis. LD 11 Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling and Phil Murphy are in the background. photo via @DavisforAssembly
Gene Davis, one the of LD 12 Democrat Assembly candidates, asked his opponent in the 2010 Democrat primary for Linden’s 5th ward council seat to withdraw from that election in exchange for his pledge to support her and “give” her his council seat when his plan to be appointed mayor came to fruition, according to NJTODAY.
Rhashonna Cosby-Hurling, Davis’s opponent, turned down the bribe, recorded the conversation, defeated Davis in the primary and went on the be elected the first African-Amerian woman elected to the Linden City Council, Ward 5.
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Posted: September 7th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2017 Legislative election, Burlington County Democrats, Gene Davis, LD 12, Linden City Council, Linden City Council Ward 5, Middlesex County Democrats, Monmouth County Democrats, Monmouth County News, NJ 12th Legislative District, Ocean County Democrats, Rhashonna Cosby-Hurling, Robert Bunk | 1 Comment »