Keyport Republicans Endorse Golden For Chairman

In the race for Monmouth GOP Chairman, Sheriff Shaun Golden picked up the endorsement of the Keyport Republican Committee over the weekend.

Keyport Republicans at the 2014 Lincoln Day Dinner. Photo via facebook

Keyport Republicans at the 2014 Lincoln Day Dinner. Photo via facebook

In a letter dated May 30 and released this morning, Bob Burlew, GOP Chairman of The Pearl of the Bayshore, wrote,

Keyport endorsement of Golden

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: John Bennett, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , | 12 Comments »

12 Comments on “Keyport Republicans Endorse Golden For Chairman”

  1. Tim H said at 2:38 pm on June 2nd, 2014:


    1) No real experience running political organization at all. He showed up 5 years ago without any experience.

    2) His own town a mess and he did nothing to help fix it. He sat it out and did not want to be involved. He did not have the “balls” to lead.

    3) He is terribly conflicted as county wide elected official that wants to be party-boss. Can you say ethics charges to follow in the future, blowing up in our face?

    4) He was the chief engineer that led failed coupe to dump a popular sitting Freeholder, Gary Rich, with an unqualified, over the top 3x loser, Bobby Walsh. The failed coupe once again caused division and disharmony in the ranks that he fostered and led; after lying to Gary’s face.

    5) He has messes in his own department by hiring triple dippers on the tax-payer dime.

    6) He has not political loyalty to anyone or anything. Only to himself and will stab anyone in the back —- or in the chest — to further his own selfish causes.

    7) He wants to turn over the County political machine over to a handful of the big towns and return to the old days where you had to be from a big town to be anybody.

    8) He wants to dole out more county jobs to people when he is conflicted.

    9) He plans to use the sheriff’s office and county chairman’s job to be a “de-facto” County Executive; a role not allowed under this county form of government.

    10) He will/plans to use chair to build chips and topple sitting outstanding Congressman Chris Smith in 2 years. As chairman he can give himself the line and dump Smith, a supremely competent Congressman.

  2. Tim H. said at 4:10 pm on June 2nd, 2014:

    Please excuse what I just posted. I have retracted my previous post.

    Thank you and now back to spamming threads.

  3. To Mr. Tim H said at 4:17 pm on June 2nd, 2014:

    Whomever you are. You seem to be swimming against the tide. I can’t count now how many of us have told you to stop with the repetitive copying of the same old talking points.

    Here is a hint Mr. H.

    Apparently no one is accepting your message because the endorsements seem to be 2-1 against Chairman Bennett & for Sheriff Golden.

    So, we have seen your message ad infinitum. and it isn’t changing people’s minds

    If you have something new, would love to hear it. Otherwise, it is growing old

  4. Elmer J.Graham Jr. said at 4:53 pm on June 2nd, 2014:

    Sheriff Golden would make an excellent Monmouth County GOP Chairman.Thank You.

  5. @ To Mr. Tim H said at 5:56 pm on June 2nd, 2014:

    Are you using some sort of new math? Shaun currently has 7 town endorsements and Bennett has 9.

  6. @@ To Mr. Tim H said at 6:06 pm on June 2nd, 2014:

    Size matters as in the size of the town and the amount of County Committee people.

    But, Mr. Gallagher, do you have an actual count of the endorsements by town?

  7. @@ To Mr. Tim H said at 6:32 pm on June 2nd, 2014:

    Shaun: Middletown, Howell, Wall, Spring Lake, Keyport, Holmdel -6

    Bennett: Manalapan, Township of Freehold, Tinton Falls, Oceanport, Red Bank, Township of Shrewsbury, Eatontown, Little Silver, Rumson- 9

  8. The tides are turning! said at 8:15 pm on June 2nd, 2014:

    It’s actually Shaun 6, Bennett 9.

  9. Sammy H. said at 1:31 am on June 3rd, 2014:

    I do have to second that Sheriff Golden would make a great choice — he has all the leadership qualities.

  10. Tim H. said at 9:43 am on June 3rd, 2014:

    I have changed my mind & agree with Sammy H. In fact, I have a new theme song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FscIgtDJFXg

  11. Endorsement Check said at 1:22 pm on June 3rd, 2014:

    The problem happens to be that the 9 towns that Bennett has are equal to 2 of the towns Golden has. Golden secured Wall, Middletown, and Howell. Those towns hold enough votes to win any contest, hands down.

    Howell has 64 votes, Wall has 38 votes, and Middletown has 92 votes. So if all those votes are cast, that’s 194 for just 3 towns.

    Sorry John, you are now officially retired…GAME OVER!

    @ Tim H. – Take some Pepcid or Pepto Bismol… it will help stop the diarreah you keep posting here! Your gonna break the cut and paste button on your PC!

  12. Time out, said at 6:15 pm on June 3rd, 2014:

    weren’t we all taught that ton”assume” makes an ass of you and me? With only a week to go, all this over- generalizing and vote- counting is meaningless speculation, at best. One would think that there may not be towns voting in lock- step, just because a local official or local chair says who they are backing. One would think that, (as has been true in the past,) some towns can and will split their support. So, while many minds are made up, some may not yet be. Therefore, how about if we all do our duty, vote with our heads and not our emotions, and wait and see what happens? After all, aren’t we republicans supposed to be the rational grown- ups in the political room?