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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2020 congressional elections, CD-4, Josh Welle, Monmouth County News, Stephanie Schmid | Comments Off on Schmid laments Warren’s withdrawal from presidential race
If you followed our coverage of Josh Welle while he was running for congress last year, you already know that he is a shameless weirdo who suffers from delusions of grandeur.
The stunt Welle pulled in Rumson last weekend is downright bizarre. He held a party in his neighbor’s backyard without her permission. Kathleen Patchell Manning returned home from church to find that Welle and his guests had set up a party with tables, chairs, grills and a badminton net while she was worshiping. Manning’s trampoline was moved within her property to be closer to the Welle action.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: Josh Welle, Monmouth County News, Rumson | 6 Comments »
With word leaking out that Rick Brandt has been banned from Markham Place School, even though he wasn’t when MMM screwed up and inferred that he was earlier this week, the 30 year old printing and packaging salesmen is coming to grips with the fact that he is not going to win the Republican nomination for Little Silver Mayor. MMM has learned that Brandt is now considering becoming the 24th person to enter the race for 2020 Democrat nomination for President of the United States.
When informed that the U.S. Constitution requires that Presidents be 35 years of age, Brandt smiled, put two thumbs up and filed his paperwork anyway.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Little Silver, Monmouth County News, News, Satire | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Josh Welle, Little Silver mayors race 2019, Monmouth County News, Rick Brandt, Satire, Senator Declan O'Scanlon | 7 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 »
In a podcast published last week, former congressional candidate Josh Welle said that if he runs for election again it will likely be for a national office and that it would likely be in 4-6 years.
Last December after he became the 20th Democrat to lose to Congressman Chris Smith, Welle told NJGlobe that he was considering a run for State Assembly in the 13th district to replace retiring Assemblywoman Amy Handlin.
Monmouth County Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger received the GOP endorsement for Handlin’s seat at a convention in Freehold yesterday. Democrats are set to endorse their candidates next Saturday. Welle’s name is not in the mix for Assembly, according to a Democrat who doesn’t want to be known for talking to MMM. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 10th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, Beyond the Uniform, Congressman Chris Smith, Gerry Scharfenberger, Josh Welle, Justin Nassiri, NJ 4, NJ CD 4, Rumson | 5 Comments »
NewJerseyGlobe is reporting that Josh Welle said he is considering as run for State Assembly in from the 13th Legislative district.
“It’s something I’m taking a look at,” Welle told the New Jersey Globe. “I’m going to take the next few weeks to see if that makes sense and see if it’s the best way for me to serve.”
Welle, who is registered to vote in Virginia, did not say if he would seek the Democrat or Republican nomination for Assembly. He’s been a registered Democrat for less than two years, declaring himself a D after he was turned down for a White House Fellowship in the Trump Administration in 2017. Shortly thereafter he started running for the Democrat nomination for Congress from New Jersey’s 4th district.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2019 elections, Allison Friedman, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Josh Welle, Kim Guadagno, LD13, Steve Massell | 5 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 »
Josh Welle, the Virginia registered voter running against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th Congressional District of New Jersey, applied to the Trump Administration’s first class of White House Fellows, MMM learned today. He was a finalist for the position, interviewed by the Commissioners of the program, but was not one of the fourteen fellows announced by the Trump White House on September 20, 2017 .
Welle filed to be a candidate for Congress on October 7, 2017, 17 days after the White House Fellows were announced without his name on the list.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: CD-4, Josh Welle, NJ 4, Trump Administration, White House Fellows | 20 Comments »
Josh Welle Lies to the Asbury Park Press
Josh Welle continued his campaign of deceit and distortion with the Asbury Park Editorial Board today.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, Asbury Park Press, CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, Josh Welle, Josh Welle Lies, Randy Bergmann, Welle the Weasel | Comments Off on Surprise, Surprise! Welle Lies!
Questions of competence, compliance and character continue to dog Josh Welle, the Democrat of Rumson who voted in Virginia in 2016 and 2017, that is running against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th Congressional District.
NewJerseyGlobe reported yesterday that Welle, blamed errors in his campaign finance disclosures to the Federal Election Commission on software issues and an email address that “the campaign no longer monitors.”
The NJGlobe report emphasized Welle’s proclivity for placing blame on others for his errors and implied that the mistakes addressed in the Welle campaign’s response to the FEC’s inquiry into the April 2018 Quarterly Report of Receipts and Disbursements were technicalities like a missing address or failing to allocate donations between the primary and general election campaigns.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, CD-4, Josh Welle, Josh Welle Lies, Monmouth County News, Ocean County News | 3 Comments »