Senator Sam Thompson (R-LD12) has been invited to the White House.
The senator from Old Bridge who has been hailed as a leader in the fight for tax reform by Americans for Prosperity and the National Federal of Small Businesses, will attend a White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs discussion on State and Local Government Tax Reform and Economic Competitiveness on Thursday afternoon, November 16, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by MMM. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 13th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Senator Sam Thompson, Tax reform, White House | Comments Off on Senator Sam Thompson invited to White House conference on State & Local Government Tax Reform
The NFIB/NJ PAC, the political arm of the National Federation of Independent Businesses in New Jersey, has endorsed Senator Sam Thompson, Assemblyman Ron Dancer and Assemblyman Rob Clifton for reelection in the 12th legislative district.
“Your election is not only critical to the small-business owners in your district, but also to protecting free enterprise across the state,” wrote State Director Laurie Ehlbeck in letters to the legislators.
“Small-business owners are the backbone of our economy and collectively provide most of the jobs in the New Jersey,” said Thompson. “It is my privilege to fight for them. I am honored to have the support and partnership of the NFIB/NJPAC.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 28th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 12th Legislative District, Assemblyman Rob Clifton, Assemblyman Ron Dancer, Laurie Ehlbeck, LD 12, National Federation of Independent Businesses, New Jersey, NFIB, NFIB/NJPAC, Senator Sam Thompson | 1 Comment »
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The Democrat candidate for Senate in LD 13, one of his Assembly running mates, the Monmouth Dem Freeholders candidates, and a Democrat candidate for Middletown Township Committee were the honored guests of a group that depicts police officers as nazis and Mother Theresa as a sadistic religious fanatic. The group, District 4 Coalition for Change, has also posted a nude photo of First Lady Melania Trump on its facebook page.
Sean Byrnes, the former Middletown Township Committeeman running for Senate in LD 13, Mariel DiDato, the 25 year old Hazlet resident running for Assembly in LD 13, Lake Como Mayor Brian Wilton and his freeholder running mate Dr. Margie Donlon, and Tricia Maguire, a candidate for Middletown Township Committee were all invited to speak at the event which was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Lincroft. The 80 people attending were asked to donate to the candidates’ campaigns.
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Posted: August 24th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: 2017 elections, Assemblyman Rob Clifton, Assemblyman Ron Dancer, Brian Wilton, Declan O'Scanlon, District 4 Coalition for Change, Margie Donlon, Mariel DiDato, Monmouth County News, Sean Byrnes, Senator Sam Thompson, Tricia Maguire | 20 Comments »
Art Haney, Jack Ciattarelli, Debbie Walker and Alex Robotin. photo via the Haney, Robotin and Walker facebook page
With three weeks to go before the June 6 primary, the campaign to unseat Senator Sam Thompson, Assemblyman Rob Dancer and Assemblyman Rob Clifton as the Republican nominees in the 12th Legislative District appears to be on life support.
Art Haney, the Chairman of the Old Bridge Municipal Utilities Authority, Old Bridge Councilwoman Debbie Walker and former Chesterfield Councilman Alex Robotin swore to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) that they will be spending less that $14,000 on their joint campaign. Haney is the Senate candidate challenging Thompson. Walker and Robotin are on the ballot against Dancer and Clifton.
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Posted: May 16th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2017 GOP primary, Alex Robotin, Anita Greenberg, Art Haney, Assemblyman Rob Clifton, Assemblyman Ron Dancer, Bill Layton, Debbie Walker, Jack Ciattarelli, Jeff Hein, Josh Foote, LD 12, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Senator Sam Thompson | 2 Comments »
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By Art Gallagher
Art Haney, the State Senate candidate in the 12th legislative district aligned with Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli’s gubernatorial campaign, indicates that he is a Middlesex County Freeholder in his campaign literature.
Haney was a Freeholder in the 1990’s.
Campaign workers distributed Haney’s cards, along with Ciattarelli propaganda, to Republican voters’ homes in Matawan on Saturday.
The 12th district includes Allentown, Englishtown, Manalapan, Matawan, Millstone, Roosevelt and Upper Freehold in Monmouth County; Old Bridge in Middlesex County; Jackson and Plumsted in Ocean County and the Burlington County towns of Chesterfield, New Hanover, North Hanover, and Wrightstown.
Reached on the phone and asked to explain his bio on the campaign literature, Haney refused to say if he proofed or approved the card before it was printed. He did say, “Yes. I was a Middlesex County Freeholder. You know that. What is the issue?”
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Posted: May 7th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Old Bridge | Tags: 12th Legislative District, 2017 GOP primary, Art Haney, Burlington County GOP, Hinky Art Haney, Hinky Haney, Jack Ciattarelli, Josh Foote, Middlesex County GOP, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Old Bridge Republicans, Senator Sam Thompson | 1 Comment »
Save Jersey is reporting that East Brunswick Mayor David Stahl is endorsing Governor Chris Christie for reelection, leaving the Democratic Party and will run for the State Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Buono. Buono will be the Democratic nominee for governor, unless Carl Bergmanson or Willie Arajuo beat her in the June 4 primary.
Stahl is the third Democratic mayor to endorse Christie’s reelection. He is the first to join the GOP and become a Christie running mate.
Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long endorsed Christie last month. Harrison Mayor Raymond McDonough endorsed the governor in January.
Middlesex County Republican Chairman, Senator Sam Thompson told MMM that Stahl has his “100% support.” “I can’t think of anyone better to win Buono’s seat,” said Thompson, “Stahl was reelected in East Brunswick last year by a wider margin that Obama won the town.”
Christie narrowly won the normally Democratic Middlesex County in 2009. Thompson said the GOP will field its strongest legislative ticket in memory in an effort to sweep the 7 districts that represent his county.
Stahl will make his formal announcement tomorrow morning, 10:30 am, at the Colonial Diner on Route 18, according to SaveJersey.
Posted: March 11th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2013 Gubernatorial Politics | Tags: Barbara Buono, Carl Bergmanson, Chris Christie, David Stahl, Middlesex GOP, Senator Sam Thompson, Willie Araujo | Comments Off on Another Democratic Mayor Defects To Christie Team
Roll Call is reporting that Senator Bob Menendez’s office has issued a statement denying any wrongdoing on the senator’s part related to the FBI raid last night on his friend and campaign contributor’s West Palm Beach, Florida office:
“Dr. Melgen has been a friend and political supporter of Senator Menendez for many years. Senator Menendez has traveled on Dr. Melgen’s plane on three occasions, all of which have been paid for and reported appropriately,” Menendez’s office said in a statement. “Any allegations of engaging with prostitutes are manufactured by a politically-motivated right-wing blog and are false.”
The statement does not appear in the press release page of Menendez’s website.
The Menendez statement appears to conflict with information included in State Senator Sam Thompson’s ethics complaint filed with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics last November. Thompson alleged that Menendez appeared to have accepted free travel to the Dominican Republic on Dr. Soloman Melgen’s private jet, and failed to disclose the gift traffic as required by Senate rules. The Senate Select Committee had not responded to Thompson as of Monday
Posted: January 30th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bob Menendez | Tags: Bob Menendez, Dr. Solomon Melgen, Menendez sex scandal, NJ State Senator Sam Thompson, Roll Call, Sam Thompson, Senator Bob Menendez, Senator Robert Menendez sex scandal, Senator Sam Thompson | 2 Comments »
Daily Caller says FBI is investigating NJ Senator for exploiting underage Dominican prostitutes, ABC News covering up scandal
Senator Bob Menendez should be kicking back and celebrating his accomplishments this weekend. He took over the chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee just in time to preside over Hillary Clinton’s high profile testimony regarding the September 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya and he scored a 51% approval rating among New Jersey voters in a Quinnipiac poll this week.
But the stories about Menendez’s inappropriate foreign relations in the Dominican Republic just won’t go away.
Early this morning Daily Caller, the conservative website that last October broke the story about Menendez stiffing Dominican prostitutes, posted a story reporting that the FBI opened an investigation into the Senator for victimising underage Domincan girls, in exchange for money, last August.
DC links to documents indicating that ABC News Senior Investigative Producer Rhoda Schwartz was on to Menendez’s exploits last May and that Citizens for Responsibilty and Ethics in Washington (CREW) was alerted to Menendez’s foreign pay to play last April.
New Jersey’s mainstream media has ignored the story because it is considered “thin,” according to one reporter and becauses “nobody cares and we’re too busy” according to another.
USNews reported in November that the story “wouldn’t stick”, in part, because it involved a Democrat.
“You would see a little more digging if he were a Republican. It is the slightest of the factors, but it is still a factor,”
State Senator Sam Thompson, in his capacity as chairman of the Middlesex GOP, wrote to the Senate Ethics Committee in November asking that they investigate Menendez. So far, there has been no investigation reported.
Posted: January 25th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bob Menendez | Tags: ABC News, Bob Menendez, Bob Menendez sex scandal, Citizens for Responsibilty and Ethics in Washington, Crew, Daily Caller, FBI, FBI investigation, FBI Investigation into Bob Menendez, Menendez sex scandal, Senator Sam Thompson | 3 Comments »
Crafty Senator Sam Thompson
While the legislature is moving forward to put a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot that will overturn the State Supreme Court’s decision that Judges don’t have to pay their fair share of their pensions and health benefits under the reform legislation enacted last year, the ever crafty senator from Old Bridge, Sam Thompson, wants to stick the Judges ruling in Depascale vs The State of New Jersey high up under their robes.
In a letter to the Treasury Department sent this morning, Thompson noted that given that the Court ruled that Judges’ “salary” includes their pensions and health care, the men and women in black have been under contributing to those funds since 1982.
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Posted: July 27th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: NJ Courts, NJ Judiciary, NJ State Legislature, NJ Supreme Court, Pensions, Sam Thompson | Tags: Constitution, DePascale Vs State of New Jersey, NJ Supreme Court, Pensions and Health Care, Senator Sam Thompson | 6 Comments »
Middlesex County GOP Chairman, Senator Sam Thompson, is as puzzled as the rest of us as to why Anna Little has not registered with the Federal Election Commission as a candidate for congress.
Little has the Middlesex GOP endorsement in her primary battle with Ernesto Cullari, the Monmouth County GOP endorsed candidate for the nomination for the 6th congressional district seat in the House of Representatives.
Asked why Little would have terminated her congressional campaign account, “Anna C. Little for Congress Inc.,” with the FEC, which she did on April 2, while maintaining her U.S. Senatorial candidate status through her “Friends of Anna Little” account, Thompson said, “I have no idea.”
Asked why her “Termination Report” would indicate $71 thousand more in receipts than expenditures yet show a zero balance, Thompson said, “I have a hard enough time keeping my own campaign finance reports straight.”
Posted: May 30th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Congressional Races | Tags: Anna Little, CD 6, Ernesto Cullari, Middlesex GOP, Senator Sam Thompson | 7 Comments »