The Monmouth County Republican Party is inviting women who want to make a difference in their communities and get involved in government to participate in a GOP Women’s Leadership Initiative.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey | Tags: GOP Women's Leadership Initiative, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, Theresa Velardi, Women's Leadership | Comments Off on Monmouth GOP launches women’s leadership initiative
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: 2017 GOP primary, Bill Layton, George Gilmore, Jack Ciattarelli, Jeff Hein, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, Rob Clifton, Ron Dancer, Sam Thompson, Shaun Golden, Theresa Velardi | Comments Off on Golden’s Touch: The magic power of “the line” is a myth