Scudiery Aggressively Out To See Pallone Defeated

Former Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is

Victor V. Scudiery, the Monmouth County businessman and former 23 year Chairman of the Monmouth County Democrats, is backing up his endorsement of Newark Mayor Cory Booker in the August 13 Special U.S. Senate Primary with an aggressive negative endorsement of Congressman Frank Pallone.

Scudiery is launching a personally financed campaign this morning designed to weaken Pallone’s support in his 6th Congressional district home base of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties. Scudiery’s efforts are independent of and without the prior knowledge of the Booker for Senate campaign.

The $45,000 campaign includes a mailing to 75,000 likely Democratic primary voters, print ads in local weekly newspapers and a web based ad campaign on local websites.

“I might even spend more by the time the 13th (the August 13th primary) comes around,” Scudiery said this morning.

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“He’s all about himself, not for the people,” Scudiery said of the congressman whose tenure coincided with his own marathon as party chairman, “When I brought him to events, non-political events, like for senior citizens, Italian-Americans or small businesses, people would always say, ‘Frank, you never got back to me, I need your help,’ He’s been an embarrassment.  He rarely followed through. When he did follow through, it was usually with excuses, not results.”

“Frank said there was nothing he could do to help get Sandy Hook re-opened after the Superstorm.  He told the businesses that depend on the tourism at Sandy Hook, the entire Bayshore, they would have to wait until 2014.  That would have been devastating to so many who already lost so much.  Thank God other federal and state officials were able to intervene and get the park open.”

“He’s been in office for 25 years, what has he done?!  Fort Monmouth and all of those jobs. Gone!  Sandy Hook and Fort Hancock. He teamed up with a major Republican fundraiser to prevent the rehabilitation of the Fort, and all the jobs that would have created. It’s disgraceful. And those historical buildings are just rotting away, now 10 years later.”

Scudiery said he will not be content to just see Pallone defeated in the special Senate primary.  Scudiery said he’s heard rumors that even if Booker wins the upcoming primary, Pallone will challenge Booker again in 2014.  If not, Pallone is expected to run for another term in the House of Representatives. Scudiery said he will recruit and support a Democrat to run against Pallone in the 6th district, if it comes to that.

Asked if he would challenge Pallone as a candidate himself, Scudiery, a youthful 80 years old, laughed heartily.


Posted: August 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2014 U.S. Senate race, Cory Booker, Fort Monmouth, Frank Pallone, Hurricane Sandy, Jersey Shore, Middlesex County Democrats, Monmouth County, Monmouth Democrats, Pallone, Primary Election, Senate Special Election, U. S. Senate Races, Vic Scudiery, Victor V Scudiery | Tags: , , , , | 21 Comments »

21 Comments on “Scudiery Aggressively Out To See Pallone Defeated”

  1. I'm Lovin It said at 9:29 am on August 1st, 2013:

    When Democrats get down to a cat fight. Maybe Vic can recruit one of the BSTPG people to challange Pallone as a Democrat.


    Silence Dogood, Redux

  2. After All said at 9:30 am on August 1st, 2013:

    The BSTPG asked the Demorats for money


  3. Common Foes said at 11:33 am on August 1st, 2013:

    Please don’t be confused friends, the idea that Republicans and Vic Scudiery share a common foe in Frank Pallone does not necessarily make us allies in the effort to unseat Pallone from his Congressional seat.

    Don’t forget, Pallone’s tenure was along side Scudiery’s. In my opinion, either Scudiery was complacent in Pallone’s embarrassing representation and is equally responsible and accountable for the poor representation the Shore area has had for 3 decades now or Scudiery is a blow-hard, do-nothing loud mouth who is powerless to influence voters or influence his Congressman’s actions.

    In either case, Scudiery can spend as much as he wants crying about Pallone, but I’d bet the farm that Pallone will either win a US Senate seat or easily win his same seat in Congress again next year and Scudiery would be better off buying a lunch for the Shore area voters who Frank has failed; not to mention that no Republican has even made an effort to position themselves for a serious run against Pallone so any damage Scudiery might be able to do won’t matter anyhow.

  4. Chas Roberts said at 2:12 pm on August 1st, 2013:

    Scudiery is a blow-hard, do-nothing loud mouth who is powerless to influence voters or influence his Congressman’s actions.

  5. Clarence Darrow said at 4:16 pm on August 1st, 2013:

    As in any organization, you are given a basket of apples. Most of the apples are good and deserve your support. Unfortunately sometimes one or two bad apples are also in the basket.

    Frank Pallone fits that description.

    Frank Pallone has been in Congress for 12 terms and now wants to run for Senate, which carries a 6 year term rather than a 2 year term. It would provide him an opportunity to do nothing for 6 years rather than 2.

    He takes pride in the Health Care bill commonly called Obama care. This is the same bill that Nancy Pellosi urged her colleagues in Congress to pass and then read.

    Frank Pallone did not tell you that between his 2008 and 2010 campaigns he took in $1.56 million in support contributions from the Health Care Industry.

    While Monmouth County residents are struggling, he got his wife a $144,000 job at EPA. That’s is idea of job creation.

    He does not deserve to be your Senator or your Congressman.

  6. John G. said at 5:26 pm on August 1st, 2013:

    After all these years now he decides to tell us, “He’s all about himself”. Birds of a feather…

  7. So what has Booker done? said at 6:02 pm on August 1st, 2013:

    Mr. Scudiery, while we all know the negatives about Mr. Pallone now thanks to your honesty, can you tell us what makes Booker better?

    Is Booker “all about himself, not the people” when he’s out partying like a rock-star with other millionaires while gang members roam the streets of Newark?

    Has Booker “followed through on redevelopment” of Newark, or is the Rock going to sit next to Penn Station and continue to be fortified by local police as if they are the military in order to make the place barely safe enough for visitors?

    Has Booker ever had to represent a group of citizens as diverse as the population of the entire state, or is he going to strictly represent urban, mostly minority voters?

  8. Gidget said at 11:27 pm on August 1st, 2013:

    I guess this is what happens when a politician doesn’t return phone calls.

  9. frithguild said at 7:53 am on August 2nd, 2013:

    Booker is better because he is going to win.

  10. Proud Republican said at 8:10 am on August 2nd, 2013:

    Behind the grandfatherly smile of Vic Scudiery still lies a hardcore Democrat who supports Obamacare, unions, prevailing wage, amnesty for illegals, late term abortion and every other liberal, anti-American policy espoused by the horribly inept mayor of Newark. While the Bloods and the Crips run wild, businesses flee in droves and state aid flows like wine into Newark, Cory Booker is out partying with that idiot Jay Z and his airhead wife. This is who Vic Scudiery supports.

  11. vote for the weiner said at 8:34 am on August 2nd, 2013:

    frithguild, exactly. Wealthy old man Vic is just backing the obvious weiner. building up some favor for a future favor. And who is running from any other party? Where’s Captain Underpant’s Constitution Party, or Sabrin’s Libertarians…. or even King of Bacon’s Republicans? NJ gets what it deserves, a US Senator who wants the nation to look like Newark – full of illegals who are in street gangs living below the poverty line in 150 year old dilapidated housing and the wealthy, well to do, heavily armed para-military police to protect them and have silver spoons in their mouths, paid for by the very folks who they spy on and are defenseless againt their weapons.

  12. Where's Vic??? said at 6:33 pm on August 2nd, 2013:

    Where’s Vic to answer those questions about what Booker has done or can do???

    Vic is dodging the questions just like HIS BUDDY Frank Pallone has dodged Shore area voters for the past 30 years!


  13. Yitzhak said at 10:02 pm on August 2nd, 2013:

    Frank doesn’t waste his time with petty nonsense from selfish individuals like Vic Scudiery who have their own agenda to pursue, like a favor to help a friend or a relative, or maybe Frank forgot to return one of his phone calls.

    Anyway, Frank is a family man (did you all see the picture Art posted of Frank and his family?) who loves his family and helps other families. Leave Frank alone. He does a great job and deserves our support.

  14. frankly said at 12:04 am on August 3rd, 2013:

    Frank doesn’t waste his time with helping shore area residents either

  15. Mark F. said at 10:43 am on August 5th, 2013:

    I’m Lovin It…….I am only a member of BTPG but I am a sr. elected officer in several other Tea Party groups. I am a democrat…….after Pallone’s jackass statement about him saving social security from the clutches of the Tea Party (what a lying snake) and phone calls I have been receiving today, YES I/WE MAY PRIMARY HIM.

  16. The truth be told...... said at 12:11 pm on August 5th, 2013:

    Clarence Darrow:
    “He takes pride in the Health Care bill commonly called Obama care. This is the same bill that Nancy Pellosi urged her colleagues in Congress to pass and then read.

    Frank Pallone did not tell you that between his 2008 and 2010 campaigns he took in $1.56 million in support contributions from the Health Care Industry.

    While Monmouth County residents are struggling, he got his wife a $144,000 job at EPA. That’s is idea of job creation.

    He does not deserve to be your Senator or your Congressman.”

    I could not be more in agreement with Clarence Darrow. Frank Pallone (please….no more phoney Palloney baloney) is an empty suit, totally under the control of the likes of Nancy Pelosi et al, (not quite as big an empty suit as our governor) but an empty suit never-the-less…….He’s in it for himself and wouldn’t vote against his party even if destroying this country (which it is)…Go Booker for the primary!!!

  17. Middletowner said at 4:19 pm on August 5th, 2013:

    Vic is spending $45k out of his pocket for this campaign? Good for him!

    Btw, how much is Booker paying for his Airport Plaza office over 3 months? My guess would be $15k/mo.

  18. USPS Postal Rates? said at 4:54 pm on August 5th, 2013:

    I would like to know how Vic is sending a postal mailing to 75,000 people and still having money left over for web or print media advertisements for $45,000?

    75,000 * $0.46/stamp == $34,500 in postage costs — I don’t know that personal mail for political purposes gets a special rate?

    Even if the mailing is a single page, black and white letter, figure another 75,000 * $0.10/page == $7,500

    Add in the cost of envelopes around 75,000 *$0.05/envelope == $3,750

    So he’d be up over $45,000 just in the cost of a single black and white page, envelope and postage charges. He’d also have to hand write mailing/return address labels or pay some more for those.

    I suppose it could be possible that the 75,000 is total voters and maybe Vic is sending a mailing to a house where 10 not deceasedpeople claim to live in one, one bedroom apartment?

    The accounting here seems fishy, but if it’s somehow possible to really send a legitimate mailing to 75,000 voters AND do print and online ads in any respectable media outlets — I’d really like someone to explain the details to me because I’d like to finance my own campaign for Pallone’s seat.

  19. @USPS Postal Rates said at 8:36 pm on August 5th, 2013:

    If you ever need to do a mailing campaign or lots of printing, DON’T do it by yourself! Talk to someone who can help you save money

  20. USPS said at 9:46 pm on August 5th, 2013:

    Based on that response, should I assume that Vic is NOT paying his fair share ($0.46/letter) of the postage/delivery or have the political consultants figured out that those double sided postcards that seem so typical are the largest mailer for the smallest price?

    It just seems like if a US senate seat can really be influenced by $45K, we’re all doing it wrong, and in big trouble.

  21. Jerr said at 1:47 pm on August 7th, 2013:

    You are an idiot. Bulk mailings bring costs down as low at 14 cents a piece, common knowledge