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‘I was stalked, harassed, surveilled,’ ex-candidate tells panel on sexual harassment in N.J. politics

Former Congressional candidate Tiffany Kaszuba claims her harassment complaints were not taken seriously by Monmouth Democrats leadership

Tiffany Kaszuba said her bid last year to run for Congress representing New Jersey’s 4th District began with great promise. But it quickly turned into a nightmare.

Kaszuba said a former member of the Monmouth County Democrats’ executive committee who volunteered to help with her campaign began displaying disturbing behavior, including obsessively calling and texting her, yelling at her and posting her photos on social media.

When she complained to Democratic party officials about the man, longtime party fixture Bill Robinson, she said they did little to help her. She eventually dropped out of the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Have NJ Democrats forgotten the BP Oil Spill?

April 20, 2020 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. The explosion killed 11 and the environmental impact extended beyond 57,000 square miles. The human, environmental and economic suffering in the Gulf Coast States continues to this day.

New Jersey Democrats seem to have forgotten.

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Keady having conversations about running for Congress as an Independent

Jim Keady, photo via facebook

Jim Keady sat down and shut up for three months after dropping out of the race for the Democrat nomination for the House seat in New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District. Now he says he’s having conversations about entering the race as a third party candidate.

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Smith announces $24 million for CD-4 colleges and career institutes

Colleges and career institutes in New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District will receive $24 million in emergency COVID-19 funding from the CARES Act, the $2 trillion stimulus bill to help communities devastated by the coronavirus pandemic  signed by President Trump on March 27, according to an announcement from Congressman Chris Smith.

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Schmid wins Monmouth Dems endorsement in CD-4

Stephanie Schmid

Stephanie Schmid won the Monmouth County Democrats endorsement in the upcoming primary, currently scheduled for June 2, for the nomination to challenge Congressman Chris Smith in November.

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Congressman Smith announces emergency CARE Act funds for CD-4 towns

Congressman Chris Smith at work in his Freehold District Office.

Local governments in the 4th Congressional District of New Jersey were awarded $4.5 million in federal CARE Act funds to help areas stabilize and recover from the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) announced.

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House Unanimously Passes $2 trillion economic stimulus

The House of Representatives unanimously passed the $ 2 trillion CARES Act this afternoon in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Congressman Chris Smith spoke of the House floor prior to the vote. His remarks are printed and can be viewed below.

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Rep Chris Smith is supporting County Governments’ Work To Thwart The Spread of COVID-19

Congressman Chris Smith working in his Hamilton office

Monmouth County Freeholders Sue Kiley and Nick DiRocco, joined by County Administrator Teri O’Connor, briefed Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) on the work being done in Monmouth to stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus, as well as to help County residents deal with the stressors the pandemic may bring.

Smith said that though the County is limiting visitors to all offices, all golf courses, parks and open spaces remain open and may offer needed respite. The Freeholders also discuss the testing, screening and tracing being done, and also briefed the congressman on the bank of volunteers who are answering calls at the Monmouth County Health Department.

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Posted: March 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rep Chris Smith is supporting County Governments’ Work To Thwart The Spread of COVID-19

Congressman Chris Smith Is Assisting CD-4 Public Health Officials

Congressman Chris Smith in his Freehold district office

Freehold Township, NJ —Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) continues reaching out to public health officials in his district including Dan Regenye, Ocean County Public Health Coordinator to offer “absolutely any advocacy and assistance necessary on the federal level” to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

            Smith said Regenye briefed him on the “mutually reinforcing aggressive steps” Ocean County has undertaken including the push to identify and test at-risk people, school closing and need for students during closures to adhere to “social distancing—no parties or sleepovers” and the need for personal protective equipment (PPE), especially for health workers and first responders.

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Posted: March 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Chris Smith Is Assisting CD-4 Public Health Officials

Schmid laments Warren’s withdrawal from presidential race

Stephanie Schmid, once considered the front runner for the Democrat nomination to run against Congressman Chris Smith in the Fourth Congressional District, announced on facebook that she is sad to see Senator Elizabeth Warren withdraw from the presidential race.

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Posted: March 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Schmid laments Warren’s withdrawal from presidential race