Clinton Delegate Zipprich’s Implied Comparison of Prayer to Performing Oral Sex is Beyond Sinful
Red Bank Councilman and Democrat Chairman Ed Ziprrich compared GOP Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence’s daily prayer to oral sex on twitter last month, prompting Kelli O’Bosky Colwell, a Republican candidate for Red Bank Council to call for Zipprich to resign his position as a councilman and as the Democrat Local Chairman.
“He’s not fit for public office”, O’Bosky Colwell said of Zipprich.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Ed Zipprich, Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: 2016 Elections, Brian Hanlon, Ed Zipprich, Kelli O'Bosky Colwell, Monmouth County News, Red Bank Democrats, Red Bank Republicans | 1 Comment »
Gopal’s only political play is to attack the integrity of the candidates he’s running against, regardless of the veracity of the attack.
By Art Gallagher
In the aftermath of Red Bank Council President Art Murphy announcing on MoreMonmouthMusings that he would resign his seat on the borough council and withdraw as a candidate for another term, Monmouth Demcoratic Chairman Vin Gopal complained to the Asbury Park Press and The Two River Times that he has a hard time recruiting candidates to run for office because of the toxic political environment.
“I think it (Murphy’s resignation) is part of a larger problem, and he’s been thinking about it for a while,” Gopal said. “It’s about how negative and nasty local campaigns have been getting.”
Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Opinion, Vin Gopal | Tags: Andrew Lucas, Art Murphy, Christine Giordano Hanlon, Cry me a river, Ed Zipprich, Gary Rich, Lillian Burry, M. Claire French, Monmouth County Democrats, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, Monmouth GOP, Monmouth Republicans, Red Bank Democrats, Sean DiSomma, Serena DiMaso, Shaun Golden, Tom Arnone, Vin Gopal | 1 Comment »
Gopal however, said Murphy’s decision was not solely in response to the video. “It’s part of a larger problem with contemporary politics,” Gopal said, alleging that political opponents had on the sly recorded Murphy, unbeknownst to the councilman and released it for political gain.
“It’s sad it’s come to this,” Gopal said, noting that these tactics increasingly have been making it difficult to get qualified candidates.”
“Red Bank Doesn’t Need Lobbyist Money Swaying Elections”
Referring to Senate President Steve Sweeney as a conflicted Trenton lobbyist, and Red Bank Councilmen Michael Dupont and Art Murphy as influence peddling shady dealers, Red Bank Republican Chairman Sean DiSomma, launched a no holds barred attack on New Jersey’s highest ranking Democratic elected official, a presumed contender for the 2017 gubernatorial nomination, and the two councilmen he seeks to unseat next November in a statement to the press this afternoon.
DiSomma’s statement includes a warning that he will treat all lobbyists and politicians who support Red Bank Democrats to similar welcomes.
Sweeney is headlining a fundraiser for Dupont and Murphy tomorrow evening at Buona Sera. The Monmouth GOP is also holding a fund raiser in the venue at the same time.
DiSomma’s statement can be read in its entirety below the fold.
——————————————————————————————Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Monmouth County, Red Bank, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: Red Bank Democrats, Red Bank Republicans, Sean DiSomma, Senate President Steve Sweeney | 15 Comments »
DiSomma says Dems fear losing control. Signals hard hitting campaign to come
Senate President Steve Sweeney, a contender the 2017 Democratic gubernatorial nomination, is coming to Red Bank on December 17 as the headliner for a $175 per head fundraiser for Red Bank Councilmen Arthur Murphy’s and Michael Dupont’s reelection campaign.
The soiree is being hosted by Mayor Pat Menna and former Mayor Ed McKenna at Buona Sera.
The invitation includes a questionnaire to assure compliance with the borough’s “pay to play” ordinance. Contractors that do business with the borough, developers and “Alcoholic Licensees” must disclose their attendance and in certain circumstances limit their campaign contributions to $400.
Who would have guessed that Red Bank issues licenses to alcoholics?Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Monmouth County, Red Bank, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: Arthur Murphy, Ed McKenna, Michael Dupont, Monmouth County, Pat Menna, Red Bank, Red Bank Democrats, Red Bank Republicans, Sean DiSomma, Senate President Steve Sweeney | 4 Comments »
Red Bank Councilman likes to have it both ways
What do Ed McKenna and Ed Zipprich have in common besides the same first name and being Red Bank Democrats? They both have a record of driving the wrong way on the Garden State Parkway after consuming too much alcohol.
The Red Bank Police should put a DUI check on River Rd on Sunday afternoon as McKenna is holding a fundraiser for Zipprich and his running mates at his home from 4-6. Red Bank Taxi and Red Bank Limo should make sure their drivers are on standby. The State Police should increase patrols at Exit 109.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Asbury Park Press, Ed Zipprich, Monmouth County, Monmouth Democrats, Neptune Nudniks, Red Bank | Tags: Asbury Park Press, Driving the wrong way on the Garden State Parkway, DUI, Ed McKenna, Ed Zipprich, Garden State Parkway, Linda Schwabenbauer, Monmouth Democrats, Red Bank, Red Bank Democrats, Sean DiSpmma, Vin Gopal, Wrong Way Ed | 15 Comments »
The story of the alleged arrest warrant, for a traffic violation, out of Dallas for Red Bank Republican Council candidate Sean DiSomma took bizarre twist and turns on Friday as Dallas officials confirmed to MMM and RedBankGreen, early in the day, that there had never been a warrant on DiSomma. Late Friday, a Dallas official told RedBankGreen that DiSomma was in “capias warrant status” and the Dallas Court website was updated to reflect that status. The official told RBG that the warrant was issued because DiSomma’s 2011 check paying his traffic violation fine bounced one year after it had been submitted, which would have been in January or February of 2012.
Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal released an audio clip produced on Friday, purported to be a recording on the Dallas Court’s automated response system indicating that there was an “alias warrant” issued for DiSomma.
DiSomma, who provided documentation showing he paid his fines on Thursday evening, hours after he was made aware of the situation by members of the press following up on Gopal’s accusations, said the he was caught up in a “bureaucratic nightmare” with the Dallas Courts and that he was being defamed by the Monmouth Democrats.Art Gallagher | Filed under: NJ Media, Red Bank, Vin Gopal | Tags: Asbury Park Press, Dallas, NJ.com, Red Bank Democrats, Red Bank Republcans, RedBankGreen, Sean DiSomma, Traffic Violation, Vin Gopal | 27 Comments »
A Dallas Municipal Court employee told MoreMonmouthMusings this morning that there has never been a warrant issued for the arrest of Sean DiSomma, the Red Bank Republican council candidate, who was defamed by the Monmouth County Democrats, The Asbury Park Press and NJ.com yesterday.
NJ.com updated their headline to include the word “accused” this morning, but has not lifted a finger to verify the accusation, nor have they referenced MMM’s story that disproved the allegation that a warrant for DiSomma’s arrest is outstanding or had ever been issued. MMM has previously been cited by NJ.com and The Star Ledger on several stories. They can’t honestly claim that they don’t consider this little blog a reliable news outlet.
The Asbury Park Press doubled down on their defamation of DiSomma in a story updated this morning: (Screenshot from the app.com story)
Such a confirmation would be impossible, because there was never a warrant.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth Democrats, NJ Media, Red Bank | Tags: Asbury Park Press, defamation, Monmouth County Democrats, NJ Media, NJ.com, Red Bank, Red Bank Democrats, Red Bank Republicans, Sean DiSomma, Star Ledger, Stuart J. Moskovitz, Vin Gopal | 7 Comments »
Red Bank Councilman Michael DuPont differs with his fellow Red Bank Democrats over who should be the next Monmouth County Democratic Chairman.
In his press release this morning that listed “over 100 endorsements” Vin Gopal had a special section for Red Bank:
“As Democratic leaders in Red Bank, we proudly support Vin Gopal as the next county Democratic Chairman. Vin has supported Democrats in Red Bank for years, helping us raise money and helping us organize our campaigns. He would make an outstanding chairman and we plan to inform the Red Bank delegation about our support.”
Red Bank Democratic Party Municipal Chairman & Councilman Ed Zipprich
Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna
Red Bank Council President Art Murphy
Red Bank Councilwoman Kathy Horgan
Red Bank Councilwoman Juanita Lewis
Red Bank Councilwoman Sharon Lee
Red Bank Democrats Vice Chairwoman Lauren Niccosia
Red Bank Democratic Club President Barbara Boas
Red Bank Democratic Club Secretary Deborah Marks
DuPont’s name is prominent in it’s omission.
When contacted by MMM DuPont was unaware of Gopal’s announcement or of his fellow Red Bank Dems’ endorsement. “Have these all been verified?” DuPont asked. MMM has not verified the endorsements.
DuPont said he is supporting Marlboro Council President Frank LaRocca for Chairman.
“LaRocca’s experience and ability to raise funds throughout the state make him the best candidate for Chairman,” said Dupont, “What Vin Gopal brings with his energy is more than made up for by LaRocca’s experience and fundraising skills.”
The councilman, who is also Treasurer of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, emphasized that the chairman’s election is four months away, implying that Gopal’s support might not hold up over time.
DuPont is the Public Defender in Marlboro.
LaRocca has not returned a call for comment.Posted: February 14th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Michael Dupont, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: Frank LaRocca, Marlboro, Michale DuPont, Monmouth Democrats, NJ Turnpike Authority, Red Bank Democrats, Vin Gopal | 4 Comments »