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.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 16th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2020 elections, CD-4, Christine Conforti, Congressman Chris Smith, David Applefield, Jim Keady, Monmouth County News, NJ-4, Stephanie Schmid | Comments Off on Keady having conversations about running for Congress as an Independent
The former Asbury Park councilman who earned 43% of the vote as an off the line challenger in the 2016 CD-4 Democrat primary released the following statement to his supporters via email:
Keady2020 Supporter:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2020 congressional elections, CD-4, Jim Keady, Monmouth County News | 6 Comments »
Jim Keady told MMM that his candidacy for the Democrat nomination for congress in the 4th district of New Jersey is day to day following what he dubbed as a “well coordinated political ambush” by one of his opponents, Stephanie Schmid, Monmouth County’s Democrat leadership and two of his former female political allies with whom he has had varying degrees of personal relations.
Keady lost the nomination to trespasser Josh Welle in 2018.
He announced his candidacy with two fundraising tweets yesterday that did not explicitly say he is running. He confirmed he is a candidate via text message and has registered with the FEC.
An unabashed Bernie Sanders supporter, Keady is running on a platform of Medicare for all, free college for all and the green new deal that would ban cow farts, gasoline and air conditioning.
Five other candidates have filed with the FEC as candidates for the CD-4 Democrat nomination.
Posted: November 12th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith, Monmouth County | Tags: 2020 congressional elections, CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, Jim Keady, Monmouth County News, NJ 4 | 8 Comments »
Monmouth County Democratic Socialism activist Jim Keady wants former Governor Chris Christie to give him another fifteen minutes of fame.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Bill Brown, Chris Christie, Christie Institute of Public Policy, Jim Keady, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, William Brown | Comments Off on Keady won’t shut up, Wants to sit down with Christie
Democrat Freeholder Candidates Declare Their Support of Immigrants, Regardless of Legal Status
The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders tabled a resolution opposing New Jersey’s Sanctuary State status during their regular meeting yesterday in response to publicly expressed opposition from Democrat politicians and their supporters and an impassioned statement by Yeimi Hernandez on behalf of the Latino Coalition of New Jersey.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, InsiderNJ, Jim Keady, Liz deBeer, Monmouth County News, Sanctuary State | 3 Comments »
New Jersey’s only Republican representative in Washington posted a strong fundraising result for the first quarter of the 2020 election cycle.
Congressman Chris Smith raised $236,494 in the quarter and has $212,194 cash on hand, New Jersey Globe reports. Since the 2018 election, Smith has raised $259,388.11.
In the first quarter of 2017 Smith raised $65,277.
Democrat Josh Welle spent $1.8 million trying to unseat Smith in 2018. Smith spent $1.5 million defending his 4th District seat and won by 12%.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2020 elections, Congressman Chris Smith, Jim Keady, Josh Welle, Monmouth County News, NJ 4 | 2 Comments »
Josh Welle did not vote for Nancy Pelosi to become the next Speaker of the House yesterday because he wasn’t invited to the Democrat Caucus meeting in Washington.
Since losing to Congressman Chris Smith on November 6, the sanctimonious semen has been spotted at Alice’s Kitchen in Sea Bright and at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City during the NJ League of Municipalities Convention where he and his former campaign staffers got into some late night drunken texting with Jim Keady, the front runner for the 2020 Democrat nomination in CD-4.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Jim Keady, Josh Welle, Monmouth County News, Nancy Pelosi, New Jersey | 2 Comments »
When Josh Welle, the Democrat trying to unseat Congressman Chris Smith in New Jersey’s 4th district, was competing with former Asbury Park councilman Jim Keady for the Democrats’ organizational support (and favorable ballot position in the primary election) he proclaimed his deep, strong, progressive convictions–and bemoaned that the 4th is not a progressive district.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, Jim Keady, Josh Welle, Mercer County News, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ 4, Ocean County News | 15 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
While much of the media is reporting how poorly U.S. Senator Bob Menendez performed in the Democrat primary yesterday, I couldn’t miss how poorly Josh Welle, address none of your business, performed against former Asbury Park Councilman Jim Keady, Spring Lake, in the 4th congressional district primary.
With all three county party lines, more money and the endorsement of his former landlord, State Senator and honorary volunteer firefighter Vin Gopal, Welle only got 57% of the vote against Keady’s 43%.
Congressman Chris Smith, Hamilton, overperformed expectations, especially given that he was unopposed in the CD-4 Republican primary.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: 2018 elections, Analysis, Congressman Chris Smith, Frank LoBiondo, Honorary Volunteer Firefighter Vin Gopal, Jim Devine, Jim Keady, Josh Welle, Lisa McCormick, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Senator Bob Menendez, Senator Jeff Van Drew, Senator Vin Gopal, Seth Grossman | 3 Comments »