The race for Senate: Another Republican declines to run against Booker

The race for Senate: Another Republican declines to run against Booker (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — Yet another Republican has declined to seek the party nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker in November. Chris Isola, a marine veteran who had the backing of powerful Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore, said today…

Posted: March 7th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 U.S. Senate race, Cory Booker, Uncategorized | Tags: , , | 10 Comments »

10 Comments on “The race for Senate: Another Republican declines to run against Booker”

  1. The Maxster said at 7:07 pm on March 7th, 2014:

    Come on Bulldog, either this race or the 6th CD. Jump In!

  2. The Bayshore Bulldog said at 7:36 pm on March 7th, 2014:

    No loss. Just another RINO stooge for Boss Gilmore. I’d like to see Rich Pezzullo withdraw from the Senate race and run for Congress instead in the 6th district. If he won’t run, maybe Anna Little will reconsider. Otherwise maybe Leigh Ann Bellew or Gene Hoyas will step up.

  3. Middletowner said at 10:35 pm on March 7th, 2014:

    How is a guy that nobody heard of, declining to run, news??

    I’m a registered Republican, and I also declare I’m not running. Will you post about that? Maybe you can do a collective post about myself, JCG and Silence Dogood not running as a slate.

  4. @Middletowner said at 11:06 pm on March 7th, 2014:

    Chris Isola is news. He was recruited by Ocean County “Boss Of Bosses” George Gilmore to run on the Ocean County ticket. Gilmore likes him as a “fresh face” who can rejuvenate the GOP in the post-Christie era. I’m sure when you, JCG and Silence DoGood are recruited by George Gilmore to run for high office, Art will post that as well.

  5. @ Middletowner said at 10:15 am on March 8th, 2014:

    You forgot Gene Hoyas in that list, whomever the hell he is. Bulldog keeps pushing him as a candidate.


  6. How pathetic said at 2:51 pm on March 8th, 2014:

    that we can’t come up with a valid and credentialed alternative to “Hollywood Cory!” Thanks again, Guv…

  7. Sancho Panza said at 7:02 pm on March 8th, 2014:

    @How pathetic: What is not “valid” or “credentialed” about Jeff Bell?

  8. Jim Granelli said at 12:33 pm on March 9th, 2014:

    There’s a couple of telling lines in this article, ones that the BSTPG needs to learn from:

    “We need to do more than win a fight. We need to win a debate,”

    The BSTPG hasn’t learned how to do that yet, by focusing on the issues that are MOST important to New Jerseyans.


    2nd Amendment for example is low on the list.

    Secondly Quote…

    “challenger Texas Rep. Steve Stockman’s poorly run campaign, ”

    We’ve seen that too. Until Tea Party groups around here learn how to run campaigns, they are doomed to failure and are best left to educating voters and THEN just turning out those voters.

    And, IMHO; this article suggests that success is indeed earned at lower level campaigns right now, rather than trying to grab a brass ring at the higher level. Again, my suggestion is for bright, conservative and astute candidates to run for Boards Of Ed and town level seats right now and establish credentials.

    Yeah, I know; it doesn’t feed some egos, but maybe common sense needs prevail.


  9. The Bayshore Bulldog said at 6:39 pm on March 9th, 2014:

    I don’t know what everybody is so upset about. We have at least three very well-qualified, Constitutionally Certified and Tea Party Approved candidates for US Senate in “Maverick Murray” Sabrin, Rich Pezzullo and Jeff Bell. The only obstacle to either one of them becoming our next US Senator is RINO complacency and apathy. If Chris Christie spent half as much time raising money for New Jersey Conservatives as he does for RINO politicians in other states we would be in much better shape to defeat Cory Booker in November.

    I admit the sixth district is a disappointment. However, if the RINOs can’t come up with their own candidate, perhaps it might be possible to run an independent Conservative in the fall election. If Rich Pezzullo realizes he can’t win the nomination for US Senate, he could run as an independent against Frank Pallone in November.

  10. Valid and credentialed said at 10:07 pm on March 9th, 2014:

    means somebody with RECENT experience, a record of some public service, and yes, CURRENT name id- no insult made to names mentioned, but you have to accept the plain statistical fact that, between the gerrymandering and all the new voters since any of them ran before, anybody who runs there in 2014 has no shot, without the above, plus much money..