The Asbury Park Press endorsed Tom Arnone and Janice Venables for Monouth County Freeholder yesterday. Their reasoning? That Rob Clifton and John D’Amico have been in office too long.
Today the Nudniks endorsed Rush Holt for Congress in CD-12. Holt has been in office longer than Clifton and D’Amico.
Not surprisingly, the APP needs a history lesson. They said that Rob Clifton is the last vestige of the GOP’s “good old boy” network. Clifton’s first candidacy was actually the beginning of the end of the “good old boy” network when he was Amy Handlin’s running mate in 2004.
More than most politicians, Clifton has been a faithful and humble public servant, consistently putting the people before his ambitions. As the longest serving Freeholder, “Robby” has served through a tumultuous political environment over the last six years and avoided ambition driven infighting .
Clifton’s experience and his level headed demeanor will be an important dynamic on the Freeholder Board next year.