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Letter: Chris Smith Saved My Brother’s Life

Dan McNamara and Rep Chris Smith

As the election comes upon us, and in response to certain statements made by Congressman Chris Smith’s opponent, Stephanie Schmidt, we have been made aware that Ms. Schmidt has been campaigning on a platform comprised, at least in part, of deceptive untruths regarding the Congressman Chris Smith’s response to the Covid issue.  Contrary to Ms. Schmidt’s claims to the contrary, Congressman Smith has been a champion for those battling the Covid-19 virus; and through his intercedence saved my brother’s life. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith, COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

NJ tax collections lag amid hints of an improving economy

September numbers are down from last year as state recoils from COVID-19 shutdown

By John Reitmeyer, NJSpotlight

New Jersey tax collections continue to trail last year’s despite some continued signs of an improving economic outlook.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , | No Comments »

NJ Division of Elections transferring voters calls to 83 year old widow’s home phone

By Art Gallagher

UPDATE 10/14/20: The NJ Division of Elections has corrected the issue and Maryanne is no longer getting calls.

Maryanne, an 83 year old widow who lives in Freehold, is getting about 45 phone calls a day on her home phone from Monmouth County voters calling to see if their ballots have been received by the Board of Elections.

The voters did not call the wrong number.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 13th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Unaffiliated and Dem voters are voting earlier than Republicans

The Gallagher’s voted this week

By Art Gallagher

There have been over 6 million votes cast nationally in the general election so far, according to a report at TheHill.

Almost 4 million of those votes have been cast by voters unaffiliated with the Democrat or Republican Parties. 1.4 million ballots have been cast by Democrats and 653,000 by Republicans.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 10th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments »

Oh Schmid!

Stephanie admits accepting illegal campaign contributions

Stephanie Schmid

Truth challenged congressional candidate lies to FEC about her $100K loan

Stephanie Schmid, the lawyer known for defending the human rights of criminal corporate polluters and for lying to Monmouth and Ocean County Democrats about her ability to raise money, has admitted to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) that she accepted campaign contributions from prohibited entities and that she accepted contributions that exceed the legal limit.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 7th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Postal Employee Arrested For Dumping Ballots, Other Mail

facebook photo via NJGlobe

Nicholas Beauchene, 26, a postal worker who lives in Kearny, New Jersey was arrested by federal authorities for discarding mail, including 99 general election ballots sent from the County Board of Elections and intended to be delivered to West Orange residents, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

From Carpenito’s announcement:

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 7th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Transgender Male Sues Amazon For Pregnancy Discrimination

A pregnant person who identifies as a male is suing Amazon for pregnancy discrimination and gender-identity discrimination, according to a report at New Jersey Law.

Shaun Simmons alleges that the pregnancy was disclosed to other employees who offered congratulations and questioned Shaun’s use of the mens room due to the pregnancy.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Schmid’s dishonesty disqualifies her from public service

Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Freeholder Deputy Director Sue Kiley, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso and Congressman Chris Smith in a pre-pandemic photo

By Senator Declan J. O’Scanlon, Jr

I am tremendously proud of my friend and our Congressman Chris Smith who consistently rises above the noise and clatter of politics and personally goes the extra mile to help people in desperate situations.

During this pandemic Chris Smith has done it again—he has literally saved lives.  He’s not just saved the lives of countless unknown people who did not get sick because of the PPE Chris was able to secure for first responders and medical providers.  But he’s saved really sick patients whose families called their congressman because they were desperate for answers, medication, and approvals for treatment in a healthcare system that was overwhelmed.  Chris Smith came through for them. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

NJ readies for widespread inoculations when coronavirus vaccine arrives

photo via pixnio

By Lilo H. Stainton, NJSpotlight

Health officials want 70% to get vaccine in six months, spending $6 million to get ready

New Jersey has big plans for a potential coronavirus vaccine. State health officials said they hope to get 70% of residents inoculated within six months, have identified most of the funding needed and are crafting a strategy to prioritize distribution to those most at risk.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments »

Sunday night: Watch the NJGlobe CD-3 Debate and Post Debate Analysis

The races for Congress in Monmouth County are snooze fests. Our incumbent congressmen, Chris Smith and Frank Pallone are heavily favored to be reelected by wide margins.

But just south of us in Ocean and Burlington Counties, the CD-3 race between freshman Democrat Congressman Andy Kim and Republican businessman David Richter is one of the most competitive and closely watch races in the nation. The partisan balance of power in the House of Representative could depend on the outcome of that election.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, David Wildstein, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sunday night: Watch the NJGlobe CD-3 Debate and Post Debate Analysis