Monmouth GOP to run 3 women against Gopal, Downey and Houghtaling

Lisa Annetta, center, Marilyn Piperno, left and Kim Eulner

The Monmouth County Republican Committee will run a slate of three women against Senator Vin Gopal and Assembly members Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling in the 11th Legislative District, Chairman Shaun Golden announced this morning.

Lisa Annetta of Freehold Borough will seek to unseat freshman Senator Vin Gopal. Marilyn Piperno of Colts Neck and Kim Eulner of Shrewsbury will seek to deny Downey and Houghtaling fourth terms in the Assembly.

The 11th is the only district in Monmouth County with more registered Democrats than Republicans.

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Gopal launches reelection effort

State Senator Vin Gopal, photo via facebook

State Senator Vin Gopal of the 11th Legislative District renamed his public figure facebook page to Re-elect Senator Vin Gopal this morning and announced a virtual campaign kickoff event for January 21 over the weekend.

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Gopal will not endorse a candidate in CD-4 Primary

Sen Vin Gopal, photo by Kevin Sanders, courtesy of NJ Globe.

State Senator Vin Gopal told MMM that he will not endorse a candidate for the Democrat nomination to take on Congressman Chris Smith in CD-4.

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Senator Gopal responds to DeSeno

Photo by Kevin Sanders courtesy of New Jersey Globe

Senator Vin Gopal (D-11) submitted the following response to Tom DeSeno’s column criticizing his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Senator Vin Gopal

I appreciate Tommy DeSeno more than he knows.

I know we disagree on a lot, but I firmly believe that if we hadn’t implemented aggressive social distancing measures over the past 2 months, we could have 80,000 deaths instead of the 10,000 horrific deaths that we’ve seen in New Jersey. That’s not my opinion: That’s according to every public health report–including the President’s.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Frank Rizzuto is Colts Neck Mayor

The Colts Neck Township Committee elected Frank Rizzuto mayor on Saturday during their annual reorganization.  Sheriff Shaun Golden issued the Oath of Office.

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Posted: January 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Frank Rizzuto is Colts Neck Mayor

Robinson resigns from NJ Democrat State Committee


Bill Robinson, center, with Monmouth Dem Chairman Dave Brown and Asbury Park Dem Chair Joe Grillo. photo via facebook

Bill Robinson, the Democrat volunteer operative and sign guy who former congressional candidate Tiffany Kaszuba accused of “concerning” and “unhealthy” behavior has resigned from the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, according to one of the Monmouth County Democrats who is allowed to talk to MMM.

Monmouth Democrat Chairman Dave Brown (not allowed to talk to MMM) called for Robinson’s resignation from the State Committee and banned him from Party activities after he and Senator Vin Gopal (allowed to talk to whoever he wants) were widely criticized on how they initially handled Kaszuba’s concerns.

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Posted: December 11th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Monmouth Dem Chairman Apologizes For The Handling Of Congressional Candidate’s #MeToo Complaint

Tiffany Kaszuba, left and Bill Robinson, right at an event in Asbury Park in September. Photo via Kaszuba’s twitter page

Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Dave Brown issued an apology this morning for the way he handled the concerns of Tiffany Kaszuba, a lobbyist who ended her candidacy for Congress in CD4 on Tuesday with explosive allegations against Bill Robinson, the former Chairman of the Eatontown Democrats and former member of the Monmouth Democrats Executive Committee.

Kazuba issued the following statement announcing her withdrawal:

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Posted: December 5th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Cory Booker is running for the Democrat nomination for President

U.S. Senator Cory Booker has MMM’s full support for the Democrat nomination, unless State Senator Vin Gopal decides to run.

Posted: February 1st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Neptune City Democrats Schedule Special Meeting To End Local Government Shutdown

Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, Neptune City Council President Pamela Renee and Renne’s family celebrate the Renee’s Oath of Office before the shutdown. January 1, 2019.  Photo via Neptune City Democrat’s facebook page

The Borough of Neptune City Council has scheduled a Special Meeting for Monday, January 7 at 7 p.m. to reverse a major snafu by the new Democrat controlled council.

Neptune City Democrats got off to an inauspicious start when they took control of the borough’s governing body for the first time in four decades on New Year’s Day.

Senator Vin Gopal issued the Oath of Office to new Councilman David Calhoun and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling witnessed Councilwoman Pamela Renee oath to perform the Office of Council President to the best of her ability.  The Democrats then effectively shutdown Neptune City’s government by voting not to pay the borough’s bills, including payroll.

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Posted: January 6th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 21 Comments »

Democrats Sending Mixed Messages in Howell Election

By Phil Stilton, ShoreNewsNetwork

HOWELL TOWNSHIP-Howell Township Democrats are sending mixed messages in the 2018 municipal election.    At the local level, Democrats running for municipal council are running a fierce anti-Lakewood, anti-development campaign, blaming Republicans for approved housing, mandated by the State of New Jersey under the Council of Affordable Housing(COAH).

COAH is a mandate which sets a specific amount of affordable homes each town in New Jersey must build in order to become compliant.  COAH is a doctrine championed by New Jersey Democrats who passed the legislation in 1985 and it was reinforced throughout the years by the liberal leaning New Jersey Supreme Court.

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Posted: October 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »