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Mehta Wins Middlesex GOP Line for U.S. Senate

Rik Mehta

Rik Mehta, a former Food and Drug Administration official. won the Middlesex County GOP endorsement for U.S. Senate in online balloting that was tabulated this afternoon. Mehta’s name will appear below President Trump’s on the ballot in Middlesex in the Republican primary on June 2.

The Middlesex Republican nominating convention, originally scheduled for March 14, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Delegates voted online with balloting closing at midnight on the 14th, GOP Chairwoman Lucille Panos told MMM.  The Middlesex GOP Executive committee tabulated and certified the votes today.

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Posted: March 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Mehta Wins Middlesex GOP Line for U.S. Senate

Ocean GOP Endorses Hirsh Singh for U.S. Senate

The Ocean County Republican nominating convention endorsed Hirsh Singh for the nomination to take on Senator Cory Booker in November.

Singh told MMM that his victory in Ocean would be like former VP Joe Biden’s victory in the South Carolina Democrat primary, and that he would now clear the field and secure the GOP nomination over Rik Mehta.

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Posted: March 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Does Bloomberg want to show Booker the door?

Could Mike Bloomberg possibly be supporting Cory Booker’s opponent in the Democrat primary for U.S. Senate?

Larry Hamm, a civil rights activist from Newark, is challenging Booker in the June 2 primary. Hamm is also leading Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in New Jersey.  He does not have much nice to say about Bloomberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Does Bloomberg want to show Booker the door?

Rik Mehta wins U.S. Senate endorsement from Monmouth GOP

Dr. Rikin Mehta was endorsed by the Monmouth County Republican Committee for the GOP nomination to unseat Senator Cory Booker this morning at the committee’s annual nominating convention at iPlayAmerica in Freehold Township.

Mehta bested Natalie Rivera and Hirsh Singh, earning 56% (128) of the 230 votes cast. Rivera won the support of 32% (74) of the delegates and Singh 12% (28). 12 delegates present did not cast a vote in the U.S. Senate contest, according to parliamentarian John Lane.

The pharmaceutical entrepreneur/regulator and attorney is undefeated in County GOP contests after also winning Burlington County’s endorsement this morning. He has previously won the endorsements to the Union, Somerset, Hunterdon and Camden GOP organizations.

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Posted: February 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Gary Rich endorses Tricia Flanagan

Tricia Flanagan

Former U.S. Senate candidate Gary Rich endorsed Tricia Flanagan for the nomination to take on Cory Booker in November, according to reports on NewJerseyGlobe and InsiderNJ.

“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: | Filed under: 2012 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Gary Rich ends his campaign for U.S. Senate

Gary Rich

Former Monmouth County Freeholder Gary Rich responded to our text message asking if he is still running for U.S. Senate fourteen hours later with one word: “No.”

He has not yet endorsed another candidate.

Rich cancelled is scheduled interview with the Monmouth GOP screening committee over the weekend and will not appear on the ballot at the Monmouth Republican nominating convention this Saturday morning at iPlayAmerica. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Gary Rich ends his campaign for U.S. Senate

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 »

Gary Rich enters race for U.S. Senate nomination

Gary Rich

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: | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 11 Comments »