Hanlon Scores More Endorsements For Monmouth GOP Chair

Assemblyman Rob Clifton, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Surrogate Rosemarie Peters and Freeholder Tom Arone, Gary Rich and Serena DiMaso have joined the long line of Monmouth County elected officials who are supporting Christine G. Hanlon in her quest to become the first female Chair of the Monmouth County Republican Organization.

They sent the following letter to County Committee members earlier this week:

We are writing today to express our strong support for Christine Hanlon to become our next Republican County Chair.  Reorganization of our party will take place on June 12, 2012 at 7pm at the Colts Neck High School.  We urge you to come to reorganization and cast your vote for Christine Hanlon for County Chair.


Over the years, Christine Hanlon has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to electing Republicans at every level of government.  She served as the Monmouth Coordinator, under Chairman Joe Oxley, for national, state and county races.  Christine was the coordinator for the McCain-Palin campaign in 2008, the Christie-Guadagno campaign in 2009, and our county campaigns in 2010 and 2011.  She also assisted with state legislative campaigns for years.


The success our party has achieved in recent years is due in large part to Christine’s tireless efforts.  She has the unique experience, skills and leadership abilities needed to lead our party into the future. 


Our candidates need a strong leader with unparalleled organizational skills and the knowledge of our county-wide Republican operation.  Christine Hanlon has the experience and the ability to ensure that Monmouth County will remain in Republican control and that our candidates and party have the resources we need to win.


This year, the Democrats will have a new County Chairman and will work hard to win two seats on the Freeholder Board and the constitutional office of County Clerk.  They will also seek to defeat our national candidates by increasing Democrat voter turnout in Monmouth County.  We must not let that happen!  We need to maintain the stability of our organization and continue the progress we have made over the past four years. We must continue moving forward!


We strongly and enthusiastically support Christine Hanlon for Monmouth Republican Chair.  Join us in showing your support for Christine at the Colts Neck High School on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 7pm.


Posted: June 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , | 19 Comments »

19 Comments on “Hanlon Scores More Endorsements For Monmouth GOP Chair”

  1. Really!!! said at 9:32 am on June 6th, 2012:

    Nice… So support the one person that embarrassed the Monmouth GOP by choosing a candidate that lost 60/40 in Monmouth. Oh yea and also, the Highlands chair that was also put off the line also won… People 2, Mean Girls 0.

    Please… Why doesn’t Art cross post this… cause he’s in the bag for Christine like he was in the bag for Kewlari…


    I also, thought that the Monmouth County GOP organizational pick in CD6 would take the nomination over 2010 upstart, Anna Little. While Little had the Middlesex line, there seemed to be less overall enthusiasm for her grass-roots candidacy this time around. Moreover, I thought – foolish me – that the Monmouth GOP would make sure it did not suffer a repeat of their candidate’s loss two years ago.

    I guess I gave them too much credit. In 2010, only 14,000 Republicans showed up to vote in the CD6 primary. In the newly expanded district, that number actually dropped to less than 11,000. Monmouth party pick, Ernesto Cullari claimed only 2,400 votes in the Monmouth portion of the district! District-wide, he got his clock cleaned, losing the nomination by 40 points. The Monmouth County GOP has a history of anemic GOTV operations and I know there was little real enthusiasm for Cullari.

    But really?! Only 2,400 votes? In some cultures, the Monmouth GOP would be compelled to light itself on fire in the village square from the shame of it all.

  2. Oh Really, Really !!! ? said at 10:03 am on June 6th, 2012:

    I hardly think Christine Hanlon had the sole discretion on this pick. Isn’t there a committee that decides the picks?

  3. Justified Rigth said at 10:21 am on June 6th, 2012:

    Art do a post lining up the endorsements under Bennett and Hanlon.

    Let’s see where they stand.

  4. ArtGallagher said at 10:23 am on June 6th, 2012:


    I have not yet received any endorsements for Bennett.

    The only electeds on the County and State level left are Freeholders Burry and Curley, (Curely said he is not supporting either Christine or John), Clerk Claire French, and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Declan O’Scanlon

  5. Much ado about nothing... said at 10:26 am on June 6th, 2012:

    @ Really,
    NO ONE can unseat Pallone this November while Obama leads the ticket. It will be a blow out.

    For Little, this run has ALWAYS been about something else entirely. It’s time to read the small print.

  6. Can somebody tell me... said at 10:49 am on June 6th, 2012:

    How many of these “endorsements” really have a vote? Enough of this non-productive posturing, already! The successfully elected County Committee will decide, so tuck away your egos & let the process work.

  7. Serapis said at 10:52 am on June 6th, 2012:

    The Monmouth GOP has really got to get their act together. For the second time they refused to endorse Anna Little, and for the second time they have egg on their faces — and this time it’s a giant egg. Cullari, literally a nobody, got absolutely trounced, even after securing endorsements from every legislator and municipal leader in Monmouth County. What did you expect? No one knew who he was, except for the Monmouth GOP leaders who chose him as their nominee with their cloak & dagger backroom nomination process. He had even less experience than Little, and they wanted to throw him up against Pallone? That’s the very definition of a sacrificial lamb. I don’t know what Little did to piss off the Monmouth brass, but this is getting to be ridiculous. Joe Oxley can’t leave soon enough. I just hope Christine Hanlon has the good sense to see that there is something very wrong with the way the party is being led in Monmouth. This is Frank Pallone we’re talking about, not FDR or Queen Elizabeth — with the right candidate and the right decision-making he can be beat. Monmouth County is one of the deepest red counties in the State; they can do a lot better than this.

  8. Jim Sage said at 11:14 am on June 6th, 2012:

    Another rebuke to Club Monmouth, and showing the leadeship we will NOT follow like lemmings over the cliff.

  9. Observer said at 11:18 am on June 6th, 2012:

    Heard indirectly that O’Scanlon, and Kean are being touted by Bennett as in his corner. But nothing has surfaced in writing.

  10. Vic said at 11:38 am on June 6th, 2012:

    Who is Assemblywoman Casagrande supporting, Bennett or Hanlon? I haven’t seen her name mentioned…

  11. Freespeaker1976 said at 11:48 am on June 6th, 2012:

    I will second Observer’s comment that Kean is with Bennett, based on some what of a connect the dots inside information.

    “And That’s All I Will Have To Say About That” 🙂

  12. Wait a minute said at 11:48 am on June 6th, 2012:

    “Really” says “So support the one person that embarrassed the Monmouth GOP by choosing a candidate that lost 60/40 in Monmouth.”

    Christine was the one person who decided Anna would not get the line in Monmouth? Really? I thought that was Joe Oxely. Do you have any proof that Christine had something to do with this decision?

  13. No Accident said at 12:16 pm on June 6th, 2012:

    @Wait a minute:

    OK, christine is getting credit for running things cause Joe has some personal issues (mom dying, new baby, dad really sick).. I was at the selection committee, she did not vote for anna, neither did beck or angelinie or burry. Hmmm all endorsed ernesto. If Ernesto had won, she would have taken credit for “running a great campaign”

    Besides christine invited ernesto, picked the location and the time, made it so minimal chairs could attend.

    Also she said to someone at claris’ event that “she thought what happend to anna was wrong”.. really now…

    Sorry you can take credit for running an organization and then not take credit for the problems. Christine was silent on anna and on highlands, why.. cause she was behind it.

    Bennet spoke out against both actions of the monmouth GOP, didn’t even flinch… He is right and that is what a leader does.

  14. Jim Sage said at 12:40 pm on June 6th, 2012:

    To “No Accident”

    Are you saying it’s the typical “credit for all; blame for nothing” syndrome?? LOL And yes, Hanlon did support Koolari.

  15. Chris said at 12:54 pm on June 6th, 2012:

    To answer some of your questions, I received a letter from Singer, O’Scanlon and Kean endorsing Bennett

  16. quite frankly said at 3:03 pm on June 6th, 2012:

    kind of fed up with all the pettiness. Ernesto did himself in grasping for straws against Little .
    The Strip club post and questioning her client base was over the top, out of line, and of no concern to the voters. Equal Opportunity exists. Everyone deserves representation like it or not…It’s America, that is what we fight for. Ernesto Cullari did himself in…

  17. TR said at 4:06 pm on June 6th, 2012:

    Exactly how many people were on the selection committee and who voted for who? Just curious for the whole story?

  18. It was said at 10:30 pm on June 6th, 2012:

    done very quickly, if I recall.. the electeds, with a toss to the town chairs for a vote, but heavily- weighed against Little..heard the attendance was sparse.. some believe the group who had worked on Gooch’s 2010 primary never got over Anna’s close victory and this year was their revenge.. if this is what the Chris and “girls’club” folks are gonna try and run an organization, we’ll likely be looking at some major defeats sooner rather than later; it’s who has name i.d., experience, some wins, and who can best match and beat the Dem that should be the prime concern, and we lost sight of the big picture for petty reasons.. it was rejected soundly by real voters, once again.. Bennett has pledged to go back to the convention-style of choosing candidates: I say give it a try again, for the next two cycles, and see what happens: some electeds rally need to put their egos in check, and let the people they claim to represent make these decisions: “heavy-arming” the masses with your title as though you are smarter than everyone else is frankly getting quite unattractive to watch, folks!!

  19. TR said at 10:46 am on June 7th, 2012:

    @ it was—“if I recall” “some believe” “if this” so what your saying is that this particular attack on Hanlon is based on rumor innuendo and speculation.
    Thanks for clearing that up.