Former Monmouth County Freeholder Gary Rich has entered the race for the Republican nomination to run for U.S. Senate against Cory Booker.
Rich’s Statement of Organization was filed with the Federal Election Commission on January 22, 2020.
In a press release this afternoon, Rich spoke about the Impeachment Trial of President Donald J. Trump:
“I was happy to see the President’s team come out swinging this morning. It’s bad enough to have a fake news media broadcasting propaganda, but now the public knows exactly how much Adam Schiff lies and how hard the Democrats are trying to mislead the public.”
“I’ll be happy when this impeachment circus is over and we can focus the government on doing the business of the American people. The president has laid out an agenda that will ensure peace and prosperity for generations to come. All it takes is the commitment of our representatives to put it into place.”
Currently, New Jersey is not represented in the US Senate. Our valuable seats are held hostage by the Democrat party and occupied by Bob Menendez, who is only interested only in his own self-preservation Cory Booker, who has been AWOL since he first went to Washington.
“I want to work for the agenda championed by President Trump and bring New Jersey’s support to the US Senate”
The former freeholder is not expected to have the support on Monmouth County GOP Chairman Shaun Golden. Rich collected signatures to run against Golden for Sheriff in the 2019 primary.
“I did not file the petitions,” Rich told MMM in a phone interview. “I’ve reached out to the Chairman to try to get beyond that. I have not talked to him about my candidacy for U.S. Senate.”
Golden has yet to respond to a request for comment.
Rich told MMM that he intends to compete at the various Republican county conventions which start this week in Union County. The Monmouth GOP nominating convention is on Saturday, February 8, 9 a.m. , at iPlayAmerica in Freehold.