New Jersey’s Attorney General’s Office this morning confirmed that the Cease and Desist letter sent to Republican U.S. Senate contender Hirsh Singh on June 25 is authentic.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 2nd, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Hirsh Singh, New Jersey | Comments Off on Attorney General’s Office Confirms Singh Cease and Desist Letter Is Authentic
By Art Gallagher
Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Hirsh Singh told MMM that he has not complied with the Cease and Desist letter sent to him last week by the NJ Attorney General’s Office and that he thinks the letter might actually be a political dirty trick orchestrated by Bill Palatucci, New Jersey’s Republican National Committeeman and long term advisor to former Governor Chris Christie.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 2nd, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey | Tags: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Hirsh Singh, New Jersey | 1 Comment »
Singh defends telling voters to request duplicate ballots, unsure if he will comply with AG’s Cease and Desist Order
Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Hirsh Singh is defending his letter asking GOP primary voters to request a duplicate ballot from their County Clerk if they have already cast a vote for his opponent. Singh said he was unsure if his campaign would comply with Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s demand that he cease mailing the letter and surrender his mailing list of potential voters to the State.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 25th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey | Tags: 2020 US Senate Race, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Hirsh Singh, New Jersey, Rik Mehta | 3 Comments »
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Cory Booker, Hirsh Singh, New Jersey, NJ GOP, Rik Mehta | Comments Off on Mehta Wins Middlesex GOP Line for U.S. Senate
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Cory Booker, Dr Rikin Mehta, Hirsh Singh, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Natalie Rivera, New Jersey, Rik Mehta, Rik Mehta for U.S. Senate | 4 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 »
By Art Gallagher
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.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Jon Bramnick, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: 2021 Governors Race, Bob Hugin, Chris Christie, Doug Steinhardt, Gary Rich, Hirsh Singh, Jack Ciattarelli, Joe Kyrillos, Joe Rudy Rullo, Jon Bramnick, Julie Roginsky, Mike DuHaime, Phil Murphy, Shaun Golden, Tom MacArthur | 7 Comments »
Booker, a Democrat candidate for the 2020 nomination to lose to President Trump, has not yet indicated if he will also seek reelection to the Senate. Under a recent law signed by Governor Phil Murphy, it is now legal for a former Newark mayor to run for Senate and either President or Vice President simultaneously.
Meissner has run against Booker previously. He was an Independent candidate in the 2013 special election that Governor Chris Christie scheduled for August to fill the vacancy which resulted upon the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg, Meissner ran on a platform on alimony reform, according to NJ.comArt Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2020 elections, Cory Booker, Hirsh Singh, New Jersey, Pete Sheridan, Stuart Meissner, Tricia Flanagan | Comments Off on Meissner forms exploratory committee for 2020 U.S. Senate race
Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli’s recent attack on Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno appears to be backfiring. The oversized glossy postcard comparing Guadagno to Hillary Clinton is drawing angry comments on social media and pledges to work for Kim’s nomination on June 6.
Childhood friends of the Assemblyman are turning their backs on his candidacy and Republican women are particularly offended:
Here’s a small sample:Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey | Tags: 2017 GOP primary, 2017 Gubernatorial race, Hirsh Singh, Jack Ciattarelli, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey | 5 Comments »