In Belmar, voters are asked to approve or reject “Matt’s Law”, an amendment to the borough’s pay to play and ethics ordinance which significantly loosens to reporting requirements of campaign contributions and allows borough officials to act in their official capacities in matters involving campaign donors like liquor license holders, developers and other borough vendors. The ordinance is nicknamed for Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty because it was passed by the council at roughly the same time Doherty became a Democrat candidate for Monmouth County Freeholder. Doherty said the ordinance had nothing to do with his candidacy, but was designed to make it easier for Belmar Republicans to raise campaign funds.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County News, Sea Bright | Tags: Belmar Special Election, Matt's Law, Monmouth County News, Sea Bright Special Election, Special Election | 2 Comments »
Lonegan and his Newark supporters allege Booker paid hecklers
GOP nominee for U.S. Senate Steve Lonegan went to Newark yesterday afternoon to underscore Democratic nominee Cory Booker’s hypocrisy and failure.
A group of perhaps a dozen Booker supporters made sure Lonegan wasn’t heard by the press, no matter how hard the reporters present struggled to hear what the former Bogota mayor had to say.
Lonegan called a press conference at 130 Court Street in Newark, a home that Booker bought for $175,000 in November of 2009 and left in a state of disrepair until he sold it to Newark Now, a non-profit Booker founded, in March of this year for $1.00 The Record reported last weekend that the home has been a neighborhood nuisance since Booker bought it. The New York Post reported yesterday that squatters living in the home caused a fire last year.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Election, Cory Booker, Newark, Senate Special Election, Steve Lonegan | Tags: Cory Booker, Newark, Newark Now, Special Election, Special Senate Election, Steve Lonegan | 21 Comments »