Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick will not seek the Republican nomination for New Jersey Governor in 2021, NewJerseyGlobe reports.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 9th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2021 Governors Race, 2021 gubernatorial race, Doug Steinhardt, Hirsh Singh, Jack Ciattarelli, Jon Bramnick | 3 Comments »
We had a Director working that line starting at 6am. I have been in communication with him. We don’t open until 8am.— Sue Fulton wears a mask (@suefulton) July 7, 2020
Before the doors even opened this morning hundreds of drivers were lined up waiting to get in to state Motor Vehicle commission agencies for the first time in three months, leading police to shutdown one MVC agency due to crowding and to breakup a fight at another agency.
Police in Lodi said they closed the agency at 7:42 a.m. due to overwhelming demand and told drivers to avoid the area and try a different agency or to come another day.
County sheriff officers also shut down a line at the Oakland agency and told people to go home. A reader reported lines at the Wallington agency were also shut… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 7th, 2020 | Author: NJNewsCommons | Filed under: COVID-19, Motor Vehicle Commission, MVC, New Jersey | Tags: COVID-19, Jon Bramnick, MVC, New Jersey, NJ MVC, Sue Fulton | 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 »
Republican activists and leaders from throughout Monmouth County and beyond gathered with the Marlboro Party faithful last night at the Bella Vista Country Club, providing the “Positively Marlboro” GOP slate of Ira Goldberg for Mayor and Council Candidates Sui Allex and John Dwyer with a boost of enthusiasm and campaign cash for their uphill battle to unseat Democratic Mayor Jon Hornik and his “Right Team” slate of incumbent council members Randi Marder and Mike Scalea.
“Two hours ago I was in the Governor’s backyard,” Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, the headliner of the event, said as he started his remarks. “Where are you going?,” Bramnick said the Governor wanted to know as he prepared to leave.” “Marlboro.” “Why?” “Because Selika Josiah Gore (Chair of the Marlboro GOP) called me an wouldn’t get off the line until I agreed.”
“This is the most energetic Republican event I have seen this season,” Bramnick said during his remarks and announced that he would write a check to the campaign from his own account on the spot.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Marlboro, Monmouth GOP | Tags: Amy Handlin, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, Bella Vista Country Club, Declan O'Scanlon, Ira Goldberg, John Dwyer, Jon Bramnick, Marlboro GOP, Monmouth County News, Selkia Josiah Gore, Shaun Golden, Sui Alex | Comments Off on Monmouth and Assembly Republicans Support Marlboro GOP
First of all, Senator Bob Menendez might not even be indicted. Leaks out of the Justice Department have been notoriously unreliable since Chris Christie resigned as U.S. Attorney in 2008.
If Menendez is indicted, he probably will not resign. In his press conference this evening, the Senator defiantly insisted on the “appropriateness and lawfulness” of his relationship with Dr. Salomon Melgen, the Florida ophthalmologist who is Menendez’s friend and benefactor. He declared that he is not going anywhere.
If, as CNN speculates, Menendez is charged with corruption this month, it could be Halloween before he goes to trial. Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was indicted in January of 2014. His trial didn’t start until late July and didn’t end to early September. Unless Menendez makes a deal to avoid prosecution that includes his resignation, there is not likely to be a Special Election to fill the Senate seat until next year….2016, the year of the next presidential election.
If Chris Christie is still Governor in 2016 and Menendez’s seat becomes vacant, he will get to choose the next Senator and set the date a special election. There could be a mid-year Special Election or the Special Election could be on the same day as the presidential election. There’s no way to know now what is likely to happen.
Still, the prospect of a Senatorial vacancy stirs speculation and the phone lines among both Democrats and Republicans have been burning this afternoon since the news of the
possible prosecution broke.
Monmouth County GOP Chairman Shaun Golden and Freeholder John Curley made their statewide debuts on Monday before the assembled Republicans in Atlantic City.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Atlantic City, Monmouth County, Monmouth GOP | Tags: Assembly Republicans, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, Christine Hanlon, John Curley, Jon Bramnick, M. Claire French, Shaun Golden, Tony Fiore | 2 Comments »