Keady Quits CD-4 Race

Jim Keady ended his candidacy for the Democrat nomination to lose to Congressman Chris Smith this afternoon.

The former Asbury Park councilman who earned 43% of the vote as an off the line challenger in the 2016 CD-4 Democrat primary released the following statement to his supporters via email:

Keady2020 Supporter:

Today I am ending my campaign for the Democratic nomination for Congress in NJ’s 4th District.
I want to apologize to my supporters, my friends, and the people who I have hurt in recent days. I want to specifically and sincerely apologize to Ms. Kate Triggiano, Ms. Robyn Gedrich, Ms. Tracey Buckley, and Ms. Robin Nowicki. The tone and tenor of the email I sent to you on December 11, 2019 was wrong, and the sharing of our private communications was a terrible error in judgment. I also want to apologize to Ms. Jennifer Fluharty, Ms. Liz DeBeer, Ms. Susan Boyce, Ms. Anna Marta Visky, and Ms. Marianne Clemente for copying you on the email. You did not deserve to be dragged into this, and I am sorry for the pain and inconvenience it has caused you.
For those reading this who may be unsure of what is going on, I made a horrible mistake and by sending the aforementioned email in response to rumors about my personal life that I learned were being circulated. Responding the way that I did was foolish and unworthy of the community I have sought to serve. I allowed my anger, my pain, and my ego to get the best of me. I am deeply sorry and ashamed of my actions.
I am listening to the women I have hurt, and to the women I have lost as friends over this. And I am also listening to the women who still support me. To the women I hurt with that email, again, I am sorry. I have ideas as to how I can make amends for this mistake, and I welcome suggestions to this end. I also apologize to the supporters and friends who I have lost and disappointed. And to those who continue to support me, I appreciate your support, but I have to own up to this mistake. I am sorry for letting you down.
For those who have made contributions to my campaign, my plan is to donate the money equally to the Women’s March, 180-Turning Lives Around, and the Sunrise Movement. If you were a donor and have an issue with this, please contact me and we can make arrangements for a refund.
I wish all the candidates luck as they continue their campaigns. This nation needs their drive, dedication and talents now more than ever.


Jim Keady
Candidate for Congress, NJ04
Keady 2020

Posted: January 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Keady Quits CD-4 Race”

  1. Nike Child Labor Defense Attorney said at 7:08 pm on January 18th, 2020:

    Jimmy “Look at Me” Keady. Nobody wants to look at you, you self centered delusional ass. Or just plain Commie Demoncrat.

  2. Good. said at 7:15 pm on January 20th, 2020:

    So, who’s their best bet? And will they have money?

  3. Monmouth Girl said at 9:22 am on January 21st, 2020:

    So let me get this straight.

    Keady ask a woman out for a beer. That’s wrong?

    Keady has consensual sex with a married woman who tells him she is in an open relationship and he is wrong?

    A women says he is an anti-Semite (with no proof) so he must be.

    So he gets pissed and sends them an email attacking their claims and has text messages to prove his innocence and he has to drop out of the race.


  4. @ Monmouth Girl said at 9:44 am on January 21st, 2020:

    AS No surprises here said at 1:36 pm on January 17th, 2020:

    “Many Have been saying for years how sleazy Keady is. Needy Keady is how he was and is known to be. What baffles me is, why did it take the Democrats so long to recognize it?”


    Keady is a sanctimonious, full of himself snake oil salesman not to be trusted with anything. As a lawyer friend said, “there’s two sides to a story and what really happened.”

    So, knowing Keady to be a snake, we don’t know the full story and I wouldn’t take his side if he was the last person on earth to help me from falling off a rock ledge.

    The Monmouth County Democrats have so many snakes in the pit and it’s getting worse. Add Keady to the story of Bill Robinson


    and you have two #metoo stories from the Monmouth County Dems.

    And then there was this, foul mouthed woman


    The Monmouth County Democrats have become a cesspool.

  5. They have said at 3:24 pm on January 21st, 2020:

    many at their higher levels to emulate!

  6. Ah said at 11:05 pm on January 21st, 2020:

    the glorious ways people can spend time when they are not gainfully employed. Blessed.