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Palatucci and Haines to seek reelection to RNC

William Palatucci and Virginia Haines will seek new terms as New Jersey’s representatives to the Republican National Committee when the New Jersey Republican State Committee meets on Saturday in Atlantic City.  The State Republican Committee meeting will take place during the NJ GOP’s annual Statewide Leadership Summit.

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Posted: March 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Palatucci shows Rik Mehta around the Golden Gala

By Art Gallagher

Shaun Golden and U.S. Senate candidate Rik Mehta at the Golden Gala

Bill Palatucci, New Jersey’s Republican National Committeeman, was showing U.S. Senate candidate Rik Mehta around the Golden Era Gala on Friday night, which surprised me because Hirsh Singh has been touting the Republican National Commiteeman’s endorsement for the nomination to take on Senator Cory Booker for months.

“I’m trying to get Eli Manning to run,” I told Palatucci when he asked me if I knew Mehta.  Bill laughed and without missing a beat said, “Is that going to happen?  Just it case it doesn’t, you should know Rik Methta.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 2nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

900 + Celebrate the Golden Era at Sheriff’s Winter Gala

Over 900 of Shaun Golden’s friends, family, supporters and potential adversaries showed up for the Sherrif’s 9th annual winter gala at Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale on Friday night.

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.

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Posted: February 2nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Gilmore sentenced to 1 year and a day, 3 years supervised release

Former Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison and three years supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Ann Thompson in Trenton federal court, according to independent journalist Gavin Rozzi who was present at the sentencing hearing.

 
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Posted: January 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: George Gilmore, NJ GOP, Ocean County | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Bramnick for Governor?

By Art Gallagher

Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, “top contender for governor” Jon Bramnick and Freeholder Director Tom Arnone on the Walk to Washington train last winter.

The pre-primary of the 2021 GOP nomination for NJ Governor got a lot more interesting this morning.

In a Star Ledger Friendly Fire interview with Democrat strategist Julie Roginsky and Republican strategist Mike DuHaime that Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick shared on facebook, DuHaime declared Bramnick to be a “top contender for governor after a strong 2019.”

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Posted: December 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Jon Bramnick, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Jon Bramnick’s Political Playbook

“Our message in New Jersey as Republicans has always been one of fiscal responsibility and civility,” said Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) in an interview with WNYC radio. “I want people to know that as a Republican in this state, I want to respect people and bring people together. And, if that message is not coming from Washington, it is going to come from me.”

Bramnick, like Kevin Bacon in Animal House, is preparing to take another beating and to politely ask for more.

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Posted: November 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, NJ GOP, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , | 11 Comments »

Guadagno blasts ‘Corzine II’ and the ‘fake news’

TOMS RIVER — Republican gubernatorial nominee Kim Guadagno’s Democratic rival in this year’s race to succeed Gov. Chris Christie was the primary target of a Monday night speech in GOP-rich Ocean County as she rallied her troops. But the close second in her attacks was against New Jersey’s news media. Democrat Phil Murphy wants to “pickpocket”… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

RIP Rick Rosenberg

Rick Rosenberg

Rick Rosenberg, Jr, 32, was found deceased in his Lakehurst home this morning, according to an Ocean County law enforcement source.

Rosenberg was a well respected Republican political operative who started working on campaigns while a college student at Rutgers in 2004. Most recently he re-joined the Chris Russell Consulting firm after managing the GOP gubernatorial primary campaign of Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli.

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Posted: June 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on RIP Rick Rosenberg

Geller: Guadagno Leading Ciattarelli 2-1 In GOP Gubernatorial Primary

Adam Geller

One of the pollsters who propelled President Donald Trump to victory last year says Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno is leading her opponent for the NJ GOP gubernatorial nomination by a 2-1 margin with less than three weeks to go before the primary.

Adam Geller of Holmdel, the President of National Research Inc. and a FoxNews contributor, released a memo through the Guadagno campaign this afternoon that states, “With less than three weeks left until the Republican Primary, Kim Guadagno remains strongly positioned to receive the GOP nomination. She has had stronger fundraising, more cash on hand, more county endorsements, and stronger poll numbers according to our latest campaign survey.”

Geller characterised the Ciattarelli campaign as “ineffective” and “negative.”

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Posted: May 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Adam Geller, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Geller: Guadagno Leading Ciattarelli 2-1 In GOP Gubernatorial Primary

Piscopo Endorses Guadagno for Governor

Radio talk show host and former Saturday Night Live star Joe Piscopo announced this morning that he will not be an Independent candidate for Governor of New Jersey this year and he endorsed the candidacy of Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno.

In an announcement broadcast live on his radio show and on facebook,  Piscopo said he was “locked and loaded, ready to go” for his own campaign before meeting Guadagno in a “secret summit” at his home last weekend.

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Posted: May 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Piscopo Endorses Guadagno for Governor