By Art Gallagher
The race for the Democrat nomination to take on Congressman Chris Smith in CD-4 has been boring since former Asbury Park Councilman Jim Keady dropped out in January. Until very recently.
Christine Conforti is a wholistic business coach and Georgetown grad from Ocean Grove, who has been funding her congressional campaign with $4 and $40 donations. She just started drawing a contrast between herself and the presumped front runner, Stephanie Schmid. Today, Conforti has finally started to expose one of Stephanie Schmid’s biggest weaknesses—her horrendous environmental record as a defense attorney for executives involved in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Conforting, has the endorsement of the Mercer County Democrats, Our Revolution-Monmouthand local climate groups.
Schmid, who said she’s funding her campaign from donations from generous ex-boyfriends, has the endorsement of the Monmouth County and Ocean County Democrats and the favorable ballot position that comes along with those endorsements. Schmid is also endorsed by the hate group known as District 4 Coalition for Change.
The other candidate running in the Democrat CD-4 primary, David Applefield, says he’s a problem solver and he wants voters to consider his ideas before casting their vote. His ideas include getting Exxon/Mobile to fund New Jersey’s budget deficit and to “mine” the stock market raise money for New Jersey’s budget by charging a fraction of a penny fee on every stock traded through computers located in New Jersey.
Conforting started drawing a contrast between herself and Schmid last week with the below graphic that highlights some of their differences.
Schmid is likely to prevail, given her organizational support in Monmouth and Ocean. But anything could happen in this unprecedented vote-by-mail primary.