Always an exciting event, there was an additional energy this year as a rumor spread throughout political circles that Golden would announce his intention to run for governor in 2021.
The Chairman teased as he touted the accomplishments of the Golden Era in Monmouth County; “Monmouth County is beacon. New Jersey needs this,” he said during his pump up. “We’re going to fix New Jersey.”
If Golden runs for governor, there will be a larger crowd and TV cameras present.
The event’s proceedings were interrupted by a medical emergency just as Freeholder Director Tom Arnone was about to bring Golden on stage. When Golden took the mic about 40 minutes later, the house was still packed. The Sheriff asked his friends to pray for the patient. On Saturday, he told MMM that the patient is OK.
Bill Palatucci, New Jersey’s Republican National Committeeman was present. He told MMM, “We don’t often see these kind of crowds and enthusiasm at Republican events in New Jersey.”
We saw it twice during the last week of January, 2020.