U.S. Senator Cory Booker has MMM’s full support for the Democrat nomination, unless State Senator Vin Gopal decides to run.Posted: February 1st, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, New Jersey | Tags: 2020 Presidential Politics, Cory Booker, Vin Gopal | 3 Comments »
The Borough of Neptune City Council has scheduled a Special Meeting for Monday, January 7 at 7 p.m. to reverse a major snafu by the new Democrat controlled council.
Neptune City Democrats got off to an inauspicious start when they took control of the borough’s governing body for the first time in four decades on New Year’s Day.
Senator Vin Gopal issued the Oath of Office to new Councilman David Calhoun and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling witnessed Councilwoman Pamela Renee oath to perform the Office of Council President to the best of her ability. The Democrats then effectively shutdown Neptune City’s government by voting not to pay the borough’s bills, including payroll.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Andrew Wardell, Eric Houghtaling, Monmouth County News, Neptune City, Neptune City Democrats, Pamela Renee, Vin Gopal | 21 Comments »
Bob Salman, the 79 year old Democrat State Committeeman from Marlboro, believes that Senator Vin Gopal thwarted any chance he had to join the Murphy administration when the young senator distributed an email that Salman meant for Gopal’s eyes only.
“I don’t need a job. My family doesn’t want me to work and now I probably won’t get the job,” Salman told MMM in a phone interview on Wednesday.
Salman said that the had been angling to return to the Department of Transportation, where he served as Inspector General during the McGreevey/Codey and Corzine administrations, since Governor Phil Murphy was elected last year. He told MMM that he advised the Murphy campaign and the transition on transportation issues. “I had hoped to get a high level job after Governor Murphy took office,” Salman said. “I didn’t get it. The legislation that reforms NJ Transit includes a Chief Ethics Officer, That’s not an Inspector General but it is close. Now I’m probably not going to get that.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Bob Salman, Monmouth County News, Murphy Administration, New Jersey, NJ Democratic State Committee, NJ Democrats, Robert Salman, Senator Vin Gopal, Vin Gopal | 2 Comments »
HOWELL TOWNSHIP-Howell Township Democrats are sending mixed messages in the 2018 municipal election. At the local level, Democrats running for municipal council are running a fierce anti-Lakewood, anti-development campaign, blaming Republicans for approved housing, mandated by the State of New Jersey under the Council of Affordable Housing(COAH).
COAH is a mandate which sets a specific amount of affordable homes each town in New Jersey must build in order to become compliant. COAH is a doctrine championed by New Jersey Democrats who passed the legislation in 1985 and it was reinforced throughout the years by the liberal leaning New Jersey Supreme Court.admin | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2018 elections, Howell, Howell Democrats, Jackson Democrats, Lakewood, Mitch Seim, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Vin Gopal | 5 Comments »
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.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 | 32 Comments »
Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon announced today that the drawing for ballot positions in the November general election will be held on Monmouth August 13 at 3:00 p.m.
The drawing, which by New Jersey law is to occur 85 days before the election, will be conducted by Deputy Clerk Judith Ricci at the Monmouth County Clerk of Elections Office located at 300 Halls Mill Road in Freehold.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2018 elections, Ballot drawing, Ballot position, Bob Hugin, Bob Menendez, Judith Ricci, M. Clarie French, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Monmouth County Clerk of Elections, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Comments Off on Ballot Drawing To Be Held In Freehold On August 13
Josh Welle, address none of your business, seems to think he has the Democrat nomination in the 4th Congressional District locked up before any of the votes have been counted.
The primary election between Welle and former Asbury Park councilman Jim Keady is tomorrow, June 5.
The Welle campaign has a meet and greet scheduled for Tuesday evening, June 12 in Ocean Grove.
Someone should tell Welle that the Monmouth County Democrats are having a convention that night.
Actually, someone should tell the Monmouth County Democrats that they need to have a convention that night. I guess I just did. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 4th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: 2018 elections, CD-4, Dave Brown, Jim Keady, Josh Welle, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Dems, NJ 4, Vin Gopal | 2 Comments »
Kudos to Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop for voluntarily complying with federal Judge Naomi Buchwald’s ruling that public officials are violating the 1st Amendment Rights of their constituents when they block political critics from their social media accounts.
I’ve officially unblocked anyone that was ever blocked from seeing my social media accounts – Anti-semites, racists, trolls, fake accounts, former family members, ppl that hate Jersey City – all are welcome now. I may not like u personally but the law is the law. @realDonaldTrump
— Steven Fulop (@StevenFulop) May 24, 2018
Now it’s time for U.S. Senator Cory Booker and State Senator Vin Gopal to follow suit. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 24th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: Cory Booker, Honorary Volunteer Firefighter Vin Gopal, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Matt Rooney, New Jersey, President Donald Trump, Save Jersey, Social Media, Vin Gopal | 2 Comments »
Gopal co-sponsored a last minute change–a substitution– in legislation that passed in the Senate last week which, if passed in the Assembly and signed by Governor Murphy, will mandate that the name of the office of Freeholder be changed to County Commissioner. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 20th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Declan O'Scanlon, Freeholder, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Freeholder v Commissioner, Gerry Scharfenberger, Honorary volunteer firefighter, Monmouth County News, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Senator Vin Gopal, Vin Gopal | 9 Comments »
State Senator Vin Gopal is developing a national and international name for himself. The young senator and honorary volunteer fire fighter is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Young Democrats of North Carolina’s convention on Saturday afternoon in Charlotte. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 2nd, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Vin Gopal | Tags: Democratic National Committee, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Vin Gopal, Young Democrats of North Carolina | 3 Comments »