NJ GOP Gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno stood before a full ballroom in Toms River yesterday, with her running mate, Woodcliff Lake Mayor Carlos Rendo, Republican National Committee Co-Chairman Bob Paduchik and Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore standing beside her and declared, “We will win this election!”Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2017 Gubernatorial race, Bob Paduchik, Carlos Rendo, George Gilmore, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey, Ocean County GOP, Phil Murphy, Republican National Committee | 1 Comment »
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.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 »
In the race to replace Congressman Jon Runyan as the GOP nominee in the 3rd congressional district (Ocean and Burlington counties) former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan is doing what anyone who has observed New Jersey politics for the last twenty years expected he would do. He’s attacking his opponent, former Randolph Mayor Tom MacArthur, as a tax and spend RINO who paid for the GOP establishment support. In the race between carpetbaggers, Lonegan is attacking MacArthur for be a worse carpetbagger.
MacArthur has the support of the Burlington and Ocean GOP machines. Lonegan, who beat Cory Booker in the district in last October’s special U.S. Senate election, has superior name recognition, a PolitickerNJ commissioned poll that gives him a huge lead, and his trademark attention getting rhetoric.
MacArthur counter-attacked Lonegan in a Open Letter last week by calling him desperate, negative, angry, caustic and creepy. All the things Lonegan’s supporters love about the guy.
MacArthur took particular umbrage to the fact that a Lonegan supporter did some opposition research by visiting the facebook page of MacArthur’s 16 year-old daughter and blogged anonymously about it.
Moreover, I am appalled that you are promoting an anonymous internet blog by a person or organization who has clearly spent a considerable amount of time spying on my 16-year old daughter’s Facebook page in search of an issue to use against her father in a political campaign.
Frankly, Steve, it’s creepy.
What salacious dirt did Lonegan’s blogger dig up on MacArthur’s daughter on facebook? She lists herself as a student at Randolph High School which is 90 miles away from the 3rd district.Posted: April 8th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2014 Congressional Races, Steve Lonegan, Tom MacArthur | Tags: 2014 Congressional Elections, Burlington County GOP, CD-3, Jon Runyan, Ocean County GOP, Tom MacArthur | Comments Off on MacArthur counter-punches Lonegan In CD-3