Meet the Tea Party Candidates

Evidently, the Bayshore Tea Party Group leadership and their candidates don’t like the coverage MoreMonmouthMusings is giving their primary campaign.  Don’t take my word for it.  Listen to Barbara Gonzalez introducing sheriff candidate Dan Peters in the first video below.

Leigh-Ann Bellew stopped taking my phone calls a couple of weeks ago.  She told someone to pass along the message that I should deal with Dwayne Horner.  Now Horner is not returning my calls.  Freeholder candidate Ed Pekarsky asked that I post Tom Fitzsimmons’ email and if he could respond here.  I told him he could.  He hasn’t sent me his response.  It’s OK with me that he isn’t responding, but hey, Gonzalez wrote that I censored Tea Party posts, which I didn’t, and then her candidate doesn’t send it a post he that requested.

When I met Dan Peters in early April, he said he would sit for an interview.  I’m writing a story about him for publication later today or tomorrow.  Peters hasn’t returned three calls since yesterday.

It’s a lot easier to write “Bellew (or Horner, Peters, Pekarsky, etc) didn’t return a phone call,” than it is to write up their comments, but I’d really rather give them an opportunity to tell their side of the story.

In that spirit, here they are, telling their own stories on video:

Dan Peters, Sheriff Candidate


Ed Largey, Freeholder Candidate

Ed Pekarsky, Freeholder Candidate

Stephen Borracchia, Assembly Candidate

Edna Walsh, Assembly Candidate

Leigh-Ann Bellew, Senate Candidate

Posted: May 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Barbara Gonzalez, Bayshore Tea Party Group, LD 13, Leigh-Ann Bellew, Monmouth County, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , | 10 Comments »

10 Comments on “Meet the Tea Party Candidates”

  1. Damn It Art said at 5:42 pm on May 8th, 2013:

    I just finished dinner and now I almost spit it up.

  2. TheDigger said at 5:45 pm on May 8th, 2013:

    Why waste anyone’s time with this?

    Asking dems to provide funds for their GOP primary fight ends any pretense that these are conservatives or republicans.

  3. Rob Eichmann said at 5:55 pm on May 8th, 2013:

    These videos would be better received at Blue Jersey, may even help them raise some money,

  4. A LITTLE LOUDER PLEASE DAN said at 6:36 pm on May 8th, 2013:

    Why didn’t Dan Peters talk about the time that he worked for the same Red Light Camera companies that are robbing NJ drivers???

  5. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Bayshore Tea Party Backed Sheriff Candidate Worked For A Red Light Camera Company said at 8:20 pm on May 8th, 2013:

    […] against red light cameras, was an invited speaker for the group’s meeting.  Peters and the LD 13 Tea Party backed candidates also spoke at the event which was held in […]

  6. Wendy Ella May said at 8:24 pm on May 8th, 2013:

    Good Luck hope the truth comes out.

  7. Art Gallagher said at 9:52 pm on May 8th, 2013:


    Watch a couple of the videos. You’ll see why they are important.

  8. Senator Goldwater said at 8:45 am on May 9th, 2013:

    Totally not ready for prime time.

    Have any of the three candidates on the public payroll vowed to forego their salaries if elected? Two retired cops and a school social worker, if they are really tea party types they will waive their salaries.

    Poor Leigh-Ann. She really doesn’t know her history. And has she told us where she teaches? Because her students will need remedial history.

    I can’t even begin with the other candidates. Utterly unprepared.

  9. Bob English said at 9:56 am on May 9th, 2013:

    While I understand that most of these speeches are feeding some red meat to the audience, thats fine…goes on all the time when talking to core supporters. With that said, if you are going to be a serious candidate for office you had better be prepared to address the top issues that are of concern to the 40% of NJ voters that consider themselves moderates. Issues they want to hear about are property tax relief, the condition of the states economy (lagging in recovering versus other states), and depending on the office/location other subjects such as failing schools in the larger cities, crime and for some even issues such as right ot marry the person of your own chosing etc.

    While I realize that most of the positons stated in the videos on topics mentioned are deeply held beliefs, the reality is that a candidate knocking on a door in a middle class neighborhood is going to have a short visit if they use their 2 minutes in front of a potential voter explaining that their rationale for being a candidate are opposition to carry laws and then spend the remainder of their visit reciting the defense of liberty and freedom talking points. By the way, nothing wrong with liberty and freedom and not having tyranny, however my opinion is that most voters are not very worried about liberty and freedom being taking away. That is why there are elections.

    The candidate that will have a longer visit at a home and maybe gets invited inside to meet the spouse and rest of the family is the one that is prepared to discuss issues of real importance to NJ voters.

  10. TROOF said at 10:55 am on May 9th, 2013:

    Bellew spent 5 of her 7 minutes talking about guns. She is really in touch with the interests of her would-be constituency.

    She “bellew” it! (see what I did there?)