Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon outlined changes to the procedures for upcoming elections and candidate deadlines at a press conference on Wednesday morning in Freehold.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 25th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2020 elections, COVID-19, Monmouth County News | No Comments »
Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order on Thursday mandating that May 12 elections be held via mail to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19.
Clerk Hanlon is notifying voters in these four municipalities that due to this unprecedented situation, every registered voter will automatically receive a mail-in ballot, by law, and will not need to fill out an application. Voters will not be permitted to vote in-person at their polling locations on May 12. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 20th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2020 elections, May 12 municipal elections, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Monmouth County Clerk's Office, Monmouth County News, Vote by mail | No Comments »
Gov. Murphy postpones many elections, calls for mail-in balloting; his executive order will affect 34 separate elections in municipalities with close to 730,000 registered voters
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday postponed upcoming local and school board elections until May 12 and ordered that all elections on that date be conducted completely by mail-in balloting to help stem the spread of COVID-19.
The only change Murphy ordered so far affecting the June primary is allowing candidates to file their nominating petitions online, but he didn’t rule out the possibility of having that election conducted by mail statewide if necessary.
“We have no timetable to make any assessment on the June 2 election, but obviously it’s at the top of mind,” Murphy said during his daily briefing on the pandemic. “If we need to act and adjust that in any way, we will do so on a timely basis.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: 2020 elections, COVID-19, New Jersey, NJ Spotlight | No Comments »
“Conservatives in the Republican party need to speak with one voice, and after meeting Tricia Flanagan, I have decided that hers is the voice is the voice that speaks most clearly and powerfully for the principles that compel me to run,” Rich said. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 4th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2020 elections, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Gary Rich, Tricia Flanagan | 3 Comments »
Former Monmouth County Freeholder did not interview with the Monmouth County Republican Screening Committee as scheduled this weekend. His name will not appear on the ballot for the nomination for U.S. Senate at the Monmouth GOP nominating convention on Saturday, February 8, according to Chairman Shaun Golden.
Golden told MMM that Rich initially confirmed his attendance at the Saturday morning interview and that an email from his campaign on Friday cancelled his appearance.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Politics, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2020 elections, Christian Onuoha, Congressman Chris Smith, Gary Rich, Hirsh Singh, Lillian Burry, Natalie Rivera, President Donald Trump, Rik Mehta, Ross Licitra, Sammy Gindi | Comments Off on Gary Rich Skips Monmouth County GOP Screening
By Art Gallagher
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: 2020 elections, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Bill Palatucci, Cory Booker, Eli Manning, Eli Manning for U.S. Senate, Golden Era, Golden Gala, Hirsh Singh, New Jersey, NJ GOP, Rik Mehta, Rik Mehta for U.S. Senate, William J Palatucci | 3 Comments »
Congressman Chris Smith has raised $729,885 for his reelection bid in the 4th congressional district of New Jersey, according to a report at NewJerseyGlobe.
Smith had $514,816 cash on hand as of December 31.
Smith has a wide fundraising lead over his potential Democrat opponents. Stephanie Schmid, the apparent establishment choice to take on Smith has raised $202,256, including $1000 from Jim Keady’s former campaign manager, and spent $114,139, leaving her with $88,117 cash on hand. $12,378.24 of Schmid’s expeditures were payable to herself for unspecified campaign expenses.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2020 elections, Christine Conforti, Congressman Chris Smith, David Applefield, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Stephanie Schmid | Comments Off on Congressman Chris Smith has raised $730K for his reelection bid
By Art Gallagher
David Richter, the former CEO of Hill International, a global construction management firm, has had a tough start to 2020. Richter, of Princeton, was the front runner for the GOP nomination for Congress in the second district of New Jersey and was poised to end the political career of Congressman Jeff Van Drew.
The impeachment of President Donald J. Trump upended Richter’s self-funded path to Congress. In a deal brokered by former Governor Chris Christie, according to the NY Times, Van Drew became a Republican and pledged his undying support to the President. Trump, seeing a opportunity much larger than picking up one congressional seat in New Jersey, provided Van Drew with a first class political operation and cleared the path for the freshman congressman to win the GOP nomination for reelection.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, Opinion | Tags: 2020 elections, Analysis, Andy Kim, CD 12, CD-3, Chris Christie, Congressman Andy Kim, Congressman Jeff Van Drew, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, David Richter, Kate Gibbs, New Jersey, Opinion, Tom MacArthur | 2 Comments »
Arnone and Kiley endorse her reelection
Christine Giordano Hanlon announced that she is seeking a second term as Monmouth County Clerk and that she will seek the Republican nomination at the Monmouth GOP convention on Feburary 8 at iPlayAmerica in Freehold.
“I am excited to announce my intention to run for re-election as Monmouth County Clerk. It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve the residents of Monmouth County for the past five years in this capacity and I look forward to the next five year term with many more ideas and the enthusiasm to continue to build upon the successes we have had.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2020 elections, Christine Giordano Hanlon, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Sue Kiley, Tom Arnone | Comments Off on Hanlon will seek second term as Monmouth County Clerk
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: Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 25th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2020 elections, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Gary Rich, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Shaun Golden | 11 Comments »