Bellew Campaign Seeks Help From Monmouth County Democrats

Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal

Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal

We couldn’t make this up

Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal told MMM that a representative of the Bellew for Senate campaign reached out to him for financial support and help in generating publicity for the Bayshore Tea Party backed slate of candidates in the 13th Legislative District Republican Primary.  “We need help getting the truth out,” Gopal said the operative pleaded.

The campaign operative, who Gopal said is close to Bellew but not so involved with BTPG, said the campaign was having difficulty raising money, recruiting volunteers and getting positive press.

“I turned him down,” said Gopal, “this is a primary between two Conservative Republican tickets.  It’s not our fight.

“Kyrillos may have run as a moderate in the U.S. Senate campaign last year,” Gopal added,” but based upon his voting record in the legislature, he is a Conservative as far as I am concerned. He’s voted against abortion rights, marriage equality rights and the millionaires tax.

“I’m glad to see the Republicans spending money fighting with each other instead of coming after us.”

MMM called Bellew, her campaign manager Dwayne Horner, and BTPG co-founder Barbara Gonzalez for comment.  None have returned the call.


Gonzalez did not return our call, but she banned MMM publisher Art Gallagher from the BTPG’s facebook page.  Eariler today, Gonzalez accused Gallagher of censoring BTPG members’ comments on this site.  That hasn’t happened.

Posted: May 6th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2013 Election, Joe Kyrillos, LD 13, Leigh-Ann Bellew, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , | 31 Comments »

31 Comments on “Bellew Campaign Seeks Help From Monmouth County Democrats”

  1. THESE PEOPLE said at 8:43 pm on May 6th, 2013:

    Are TRULY Insane.

    End the madness now. R4CL…

    Get the frack out of the race.

    Barbara, Leigh Ann, et al; you are a freaking embarrassment.


    Silence Dogood, Redux

  2. Lol! said at 8:49 pm on May 6th, 2013:




  3. @THESE PEOPLE said at 8:51 pm on May 6th, 2013:

    Im right with you on that one. Especially Barbara. She is a JOKE

  4. Julia said at 9:01 pm on May 6th, 2013:

    Crazy people.

    CNJ has a good column about these nuts that backs up what MMM is talking about:


  5. Even the Democrats said at 9:20 pm on May 6th, 2013:

    Don’t want the Bayshore Tea Party. HA HA HA . Can’t make this stuff up. The Tea Party so-called “conservatives” run to Democrats for funding. Un-friggin-believable.

  6. Bad move said at 9:32 pm on May 6th, 2013:

    .. smacks of desperation, is just not professional.. we all must remember Dems are for Dems first, and they always stick together, this being another example, much better than Reps. do..

  7. UN HINGED said at 9:56 pm on May 6th, 2013:

    The wheels just came off the BSTPG bus and it careened over the cliff.

    Babs, Resign NOW

  8. It's the end of the line for the Bayshore Tea Party. said at 10:37 pm on May 6th, 2013:

    There is no justification for such idiocy.

    They are defined by their own hypocrisies,
    … and their dirty, dirty politics.

  9. Gimme a break said at 6:53 am on May 7th, 2013:

    I am a staunch conservative – pro life, NRA member, pro traditional marriage, etc. I will work for Kyrillos, Handlin, O’Scanlon, Golden, Arnone and DiMaso like there is no tomorrow. I am tired of the BSTP dividing us and trashing the Tea Party brand. I know other Tea Parties that cringe at the mention of the BSTP. In a state where Democrats are in the solid majority, these nuts go after ……… The Republicans in office?????? As my screen name says…….

  10. About Censoring said at 7:52 am on May 7th, 2013:

    Lets see how long the following post stays up on the BSTPG’s website:

    “Resign NOW Barbara. You have embarrassed the Tea Party movement and ideals too many times. The move to get money from the Monmouth Democrats proved you are nuts. Sheer nuts
    May 7, 2013 | Unregistered
    CommenterSilence Dogood, Redux

  11. Allanb said at 8:08 am on May 7th, 2013:

    I don’t believe it…I’m voting for the best candidate one that express themselves and earns my vote, so I would like to see a debate we deserve it. All this other stuff is noise, I personally do not think anyone went to dems for help but like you I can’t prove it. This country needs the elections to be won on issues and plans not through character Assassination. If I was the dem leader I would say the same thing, to get my name in mix during this dead period.
    All this fighting is making he party weaker, we should have embraced the challenge to make the party stronger, we should have had open discussion and kept family business to ourselves. But we aired our laundry and are going to force people to take sides. This should have been a positive, but turned into a big negative for the party, to me it shows the party will do Anything to protect its own no matter how flawed someone may or may not be. What happened to open discussion and making someone earn there seat, I guess it’s more important to be protected then democracy.

  12. TROOF said at 9:36 am on May 7th, 2013:

    The BSTP isn’t even a cancer, because it’s not working within the party. It is a virus attacking the organization doing nothing but making the Republican party weaker as a whole. Who coronated Gonzales? We need to ditch her quick and work together to make the party stronger. We will never take control of the legislature or keep the Governor’s office if we continue to in-fight. This is the act of a desperate woman, and if you don’t believe this actually happened then you are deluding yourself.

  13. SenseCommon said at 9:48 am on May 7th, 2013:

    The new BSTP slogan should be…”We are against Democrats, unless we need their money!”

  14. @AlanB said at 10:41 am on May 7th, 2013:

    When are you Tea Party nuts going to grow up? This is about a seriously deficient set of candidates with character flaws and why’s that they are hiding behind. They can’t raise money they will not answer questions. This is about a seriously flawed person leaving the base or tea party group none other than Barbara Gonzalez.

    I have no problem with candidates surfacing that may be able to challenge but these candidates need to be prepared qualified and honest with the voters. They are lying they are hiding they are obfuscating.

    Their character is an issue. Take your head out of the sand and realize that it is them that is doing the damage.


    Silence Do good, Redux

  15. @AllanB said at 12:33 pm on May 7th, 2013:

    Allan you have your head in the sand. Wake up and smell the stench of the BSTP group. You are a part of the problem.
    A positive, you say above, give me a break. Your comments “Best candidate who can express themselves”
    If Bellew is your best candidate, it merely proves how bad the BSTP’s judgment is.
    BS- TP time to fold. Go join the Democrats, oh wait, they don’t’ want you either. The BS Tea Party only knocks Republicans, never Democrats, now we know why. TP will prostitute themselves for money, but now even Monmouth Democrats are wising up, telling BSTP to take a hike.

  16. Hey Troof said at 2:52 pm on May 7th, 2013:

    I guess I’m a virus as well, huh? All my life I fought crime and corruption–and believe me, there are certain politicians that the people–as in we the people– must flush down the toilet.

    Jim Sage


  17. Allan b said at 3:56 pm on May 7th, 2013:

    They might not me the best candidates… But they don’t have the right to run because you don’t think there good candidates. I’m not supporting any candidate, I’m talking about the process. This stuff is sickening, do you think the tea party wants to align themselves with democrats or do people want paint that picture to destroy them. If that’s the case we all need to wake up. Every party needs checks and balances… Think about it.
    What’s more alarming to me is that the dem leader threw the tea party under the boss and allied himself with Republican Party. To me this this strange.

  18. The Real Monmouth County Tea Party said at 3:58 pm on May 7th, 2013:

    Monmouth needs a real Tea Party organization who not only have passion for their cause but also a brain that understands candidates need to win general elections in order to impact governmental policies.

    The real question is whether Vin Gopal is telling the whole truth as to funding the BTPG and their candidates. We all know how experienced the dems are in funneling money around. Beginning to smell like dems have infiltrated the BTPG.

  19. GOP521 said at 4:45 pm on May 7th, 2013:

    Gopal is in the bag for Kyrillos, he always has been. Kyrillos runs both parties in Monmouth. This article here and Gopal’s word choice is clearly to help Kyrillos

  20. @GOP521 said at 4:49 pm on May 7th, 2013:

    Did Kyrillos make the Bellew rep call Gopal?

  21. @Alan B said at 5:35 pm on May 7th, 2013:

    Yes, they do have a right to run. But we have the right to challenge them as insanely incompetent because of their lies, hiding and inability to run campaigns or raise money.

    And we have that right to do so without being called dividers and RINOS. Good Conservatives are being called that because we oppose these idiots.

  22. Flash! said at 7:07 pm on May 7th, 2013:

    Urgent…just in from the wacko side….

    Zombie Bellew was put up to run by Joe Kyrillos.

    How about that, GOP521?

  23. Give me a break said at 7:44 pm on May 7th, 2013:

    @allanb – stop romanticizing this bonehead move. Here’s the deal. We are all conservative Republicans. The only difference is that Barbara Gonzalez has set herself up as the grand priestess who decides who is conservative and who is not. She has no idea how to win an election, and what’s worse, she has no clue as to what loyalty or building a team means. She is the best thing to happen to the liberal Democrats in years. As I said, I am a true conservative and have been my whole life and will be working hard for the Kyrillos ticket straight through to November.

  24. Zombie Universe said at 8:57 pm on May 7th, 2013:

    OMG … when did the attack of the Zombies start?

    This is starting to look like Night of the Living Dead.

  25. Ultraman said at 10:49 pm on May 7th, 2013:

    The Bayshore Tea Party Group would not have to turn to Democrats to help their campaign if they would coordinate with the only Tea Party Approved and Constitutionally Certified GOP candidate for Governor, Seth Grossman. Every conservative I know is excited about voting for a real conservative for Governor, and I’m sure if the R4CL candidates were running on the same ticket they would hyave no problem getting volunteers and raising money.

    The Tea Parties need to get together and unite in common cause to restore liberty and prosperity to New Jersey. The American Tea Party Congress should take the lead supporting Seth Grossman for Governor and the rest of the Tea Party candidates for legislative and other offices.

  26. @Ultraman said at 7:24 am on May 8th, 2013:

    And Seth Grossman is another fraud.

    You ought to end your Rullobot style commentary with “I’m Seth Grossman & I Approve This Message” because it sure sounds like boiler plate campaign advertising to me. Hey, maybe you ARE Seth Grossman because sure as hell he don’t have too many supporters.

    As a matter of fact, Art ought to collect advertising fees from you, so please leave a credit card on file with him.

    Now, in the words of John McCain as he spoke to Maria Shriver just after he lost the 2000 California Primary, “Go Away, Just Please Go Away,” you parrot.

  27. Tea Party said at 1:36 pm on May 8th, 2013:

    only knocks the Republican Party. Has done it every time, they disagree with EVERY Republican candidate time and time again. They are worse then the Democrats because they portray themselves as conservatives. With so-called “friends” like that who needs enemies. They are always against the republicans. It’s beyond obvious. Never ever do they knock the democrats running, they only are knocking the republicans. Show me where they are posting against Democrats. Same thing in the Presidential race, never knocking Obama only all the republicans running. They are DEMOCRAT’S best allies. Sickening

  28. Leviathan said at 3:32 pm on May 8th, 2013:

    I’m sorry, but some of these posters on here defending tooth-and-nail the BTPG sound like Obama supporters….just on the other side of the coin. It is kind of scary…they defend him with angst as well.

  29. I support the Tea Party - the REAL Conservatives said at 8:59 pm on May 17th, 2013:

    The current establishment Republicans haven’t lived up to a Conservative voting record. They’ve voted several times to increase taxes, support abortion, and restrict our 2nd Amendment gun rights. Not to mention how horrible Joe Kyrillos was at defending and/or promoting conservative policies, and/or attacking the failed liberal policies, he wouldn’t be a good choice to have represent the GOP in November, nor in the State Senate any longer than this current term (which expires in January 2014) would suggest.

    I strongly urge any and all voters in the LD13 GOP Primary to support The Bayshore Tea Party candidates.

    The establishment GOP aren’t real conservatives (despite STEALING the Bayshore Tea Party slogan!!!) and they’re no different than the Democrats.

    I’m tired of people blindly supporting the party line, rather than supporting the candidates who actually agree with what they believe in. Look at the current GOP’s voting records. Now take a look at what the Bayshore Tea Party candidates have pledged to do and not do.

  30. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Bennett: “We’re fighting this primary as if we’re down 25%” said at 6:03 pm on May 19th, 2013:

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  31. Archie said at 12:42 am on May 22nd, 2013:

    USA – from Puritans to Impure-itans

    Is there a connection between beautiful New England and entire American cities turned into smoking rubble? There is.
    Take same-sex marriage. I would have guessed that a “sin” city (San Francisco? Las Vegas?) would have been the first to legalize it.
    Oddly it’s been the place where America started that’s wanted to be the first place to help bring about the end of America and its values! It’s been a Nor’easter of Perversion (helping to fulfill the end time “days of Lot” predicted in Luke 17) that began in (you guessed it) Boston in 2004.
    New England has gone from the Mayflower Compact to the Gay Power Impact, from Providence to decadence, from Bible thumpers to God dumpers, from university to diversity to perversity, and from the land of the Great Awakening to God’s Future Shakening that will make the Boston bombings look like Walden Pond ripples by comparison!
    The same Nor’easter has been spreading south and as far west as Washington State where, after swelling up with pride, Mt. Rainier may wish to celebrate shame-sex marriage by having a blast that Seaddlepated folks can share in lava-land!
    The same Luke 17 prediction is tied to the Book of Revelation which speaks of the cities that God will flatten because of same-sexism – including American cities – a scenario I’ll have to accept since I can’t create my own universe and decree rules for it.
    I’ve just been analyzing the world’s terminal “religion” that has its “god,” its accessories, its “rites,” and even a flag. It’s an obsession that the infected converts are willing to live for, fight for – and even die for!
    Want more facts? Google “God to Same-Sexers: Hurry Up” and “Government-Approved Illegals.”