New hope for a Republican Majority in New Jersey

Snapshot 2 (5-26-2016 10-48 AM)With the news that Governor Chris Christie saying that he is staying in his current job until his term in expires in January of 2018, New Jersey Republicans are rethinking what little hope they had to winning the governorship and gaining seats in the legislature next year.

Don’t give up, New Jersey Republicans. There is hope.

PolitickerNJ’s 2016 list of the 100 most powerful people in New Jersey tabs Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal #50.  PolitickerNJ says Gopal is slated to become the next Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic Party.

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Posted: November 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Reward raised to $30K for info in attack on Long Branch cop

assetcontent-63LONG BRANCH – The reward for information in the attack on a Long Branch police officer in September has been increased to $30,000 after nearly two months without an arrest in the case. Long Branch resident Vin Gopal announced Monday that he would commit an additional $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Reward raised to $30K for info in attack on Long Branch cop

Golden Days: Monmouth GOP dominated county races

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Surrogate Rosemarie Peters, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Congressman Chris Smith, Freeholder Serena DiMaso and Freeholder Tom Arnone celebrate their victories on Election Night

By Art Gallagher

Monmouth County’s Democrat leadership is spinning the shellacking they took last week from Sheriff Shaun Golden, Surrogate Rosemarie Peters, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso as a function of President-elect Donald Trump’s performance in the county.

Vin’s spin is laughable on many levels.  Let’s hope he believes it.

The Monmouth GOP swept the county races because, under Golden’s leadership, they campaign the same way the govern.  They work smarter and harder with less money.

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Posted: November 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Howell Republicans Accuse Democrats Of Anti-Semitism

Political mailers by the Howell Democrat candidates for mayor and council, paid for by the NJ State Democratic Party, that prominently point out that development sites are owned by Jewish organizations and charge that the Republican candidates are offering special deals to Lakewood developers have prompted Republican elected officials and Party leaders to condemn the Democrats’ tactics as anti-Semitic and racist.

Mayor William Gotto and Deputy Mayor Rob Nicastro, both Republicans, held a press conference in Howell to condemn the Democrats mailings, according to reports on The Asbury Park Press and News12.  Howell Republican Chairman Juan Malave posted a letter condemning the Democrats mail on facebook.

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Posted: November 4th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Howell, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Howell Republicans Accuse Democrats Of Anti-Semitism

Freeholder DiMaso DID NOT Get Health Benefits From The County

DiMaso’s premiums exceed her claims by $36K

Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso

Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso

Contrary to nonsense being spread by the Monmouth County Democrats and the The Asbury Park Press,  Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso, a Republican, did not receive health benefits as compensation for being a Freeholder from 20012 through 2015.  Neither DiMaso nor Monmouth County violated Freeholder resolutions passed in 2009 and 2010 prohibiting the county from providing health benefits to freeholders. DiMaso’s participation in Monmouth County’s health care plan did not cost the taxpayers of the county any money.

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Posted: October 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Vin Gopal’s got a problem with powerful women

Boys Club: I bet you can't find a photo of Vin posing with three women

Boys Club: I bet you can’t find a photo of Vin posing with three women

The Monmouth County Democrats women problem goes beyond the fact that the party has only nominated 5 women to county or legislative offices, while nominating 26 men to higher office, since Vin Gopal became the Party Chairman in 2012.  The Monmouth GOP nominated 17 men and 14 women during the same period.

Gopal defended his abysmal record of nominating women by calling his candidates for county and legislative offices “sacrificial lambs” in The Asbury Park Press’s coverage of Democratic Surrogate candidate Vincent Solomeno’s  2007 facebook post bragging about “a swedish whore named cindy.”

“Yes, we do not run women as sacrificial lambs in races just for the sake of running women,” Gopal is quoted as saying to The Asbury Park Press.

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Posted: October 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Dem Surrogate Candidate Solomeno denies using prostitutes

Monmouth GOP blasts Dems’ for gender bias against women

Vincent Solomeno, the Democrat candidate for County Surrogate, posted a message on facebook explaining that he was without a phone and that if anyone needed to reach him, “there’s this swedish whore named cindy who usually knows where to find me.”

The post was made in 2007 while Solomeno was a graduate student at the University of Amsterdam. It remained on his facebook page until at least three weeks ago when it was removed after MMM asked him about it.

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“Obviously I don’t engage in prostitution,” Solomeno said in a phone interview. “I don’t remember making the post.  I don’t think something I did nine years ago while I was in college disqualifies me from being the Surrogate.”

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Posted: October 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Republican Assembly Members Should Vote Against Gas Tax Hike

By Art Gallagher

img_0858-800x531This column is for my Republican friends in the Assembly, especially those from Monmouth County.

Dave Rible, Rob Clifton, Sean Kean, Monmouth Republican Assembly Members who voted for gas tax in June, and Declan O’Scanlon who didn’t vote, should join Amy Handlin and Ronald Dancer, Republicans who represent parts of Monmouth and voted NO in June, in voting NO on Wednesday or whenever the bill that Governor Christie, Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto agreed to on Friday comes up for a vote.

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Posted: October 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Amy Handlin, Chris Christie, Dave Rible, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ GOP, NJ Politics, NJ State Legislature, Opinion, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Dem Freeholder, Surrogate candidates were recruiting interns at Middletown High School North

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The Monmouth County Democrat candidates for Freeholder and Surrogate were recruiting 14 and 15 year old high school students to be interns for Chairman Vin Gopal’s organization when they made a campaign appearance at Middletown High School North earlier this month.

According to an email from Gopal to members of the Middletown Board of Education and Superintendent William George Ed. D, the Democrats’ Campaign Coordinator, Meaghan Mahoney reached out to Assistant Principal Tyniesha Douglas on August 10 asking if she could advertise open intern positions to the student body and requesting to address a Government, Law and Public Policy Pathway (GLP3) seminar.  Douglas responded the next day offering to arrange for Mahoney to meet the class and asking her to bring possible candidates.

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Posted: September 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Monmouth Democrats were invited to campaign at Middletown High School North during school hours

Second Middletown Teacher caught engaging in Democrat partisan activity during school hours this year

middletown-north-signA photo of Monmouth County Democrat candidates for Surrogate and Freeholder speaking to a seminar of Middletown High School North freshmen and sophomore participants in the school’s honors Government, Law and Public Policy Program (GLP3) Pathway was posted on the campaign facebook page of Surrogate candidate Vincent Solomeno last Tuesday with the caption “Thrilled to join Matt Doherty and Sue Fulton for Monmouth County Freeholder 2016 and speak to students about county government at Middletown High School North.  Get involved!”

None of the three candidates have any experience in county government.

The seminar was supervised by Patti May, a teacher who is a Democrat candidate for Borough Council in Eatontown.  Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal held a fundraiser for the teacher at the Jumping Brook Country Club in June.

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Posted: September 24th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Education, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments »