The Colts Neck Township Committee elected Frank Rizzuto mayor on Saturday during their annual reorganization. Sheriff Shaun Golden issued the Oath of Office.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: 11th Legislative District, Colts Neck, Eric Houghtaling, Frank Rizzuto, Joann Downey, Long Branch, Monmouth County News, Shaun Golden, Vin Gopal | Comments Off on Frank Rizzuto is Colts Neck Mayor
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, New Jersey | Tags: Dave Brown, Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth Democrats, Stephen Sweeny, Tiffany Kaszuba, Vin Gopal | 1 Comment »
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:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: Bill Robinson, Dave Brown, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, New Jersey, Tiffany Kaszuba, Vin Gopal | 4 Comments »
Monmouth County Democrats, LD 11 Assembly members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey in particular, must think Moira Nelson, the Democrat freeholder candidate who views law enforcement officers as trigger happy racist slave masters, represents the character and value of Monmouth County voters.
In case you missed it, we alerted the Dems that they had a second radical cop hating, drug loving candidate in Nelson on their ticket last week.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2019 elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2019 elections, David Brown, Eric Houghtaling, Houghtaling and Downey, Jeana Sager, Joann Downey, LD 11, Monmouth County Democrats, Monmouth County News, Senator Vin Gopal, Vin Gopal | 15 Comments »
The General Majority PAC is spending to protect their investment in Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey. They must have polling data showing Houghtaling and Downey vulnerable without Sen Vin Gopal’s coattails.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2019 elections, General Majority PAC, Houghtaling and Downey, LD 11, Mary Pat Angelini, Matt Woolley, Michael Amoroso, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | 3 Comments »
Gopal: The courts should decide if NJ can keep Trump off the ballot if he doesn’t release tax returns
By Art Gallagher
State Senator Vin Gopal said it would be up to the courts to decide if New Jersey has the right to keep a presidential candidate, President Trump or any other candidate, off the ballot in the state if they do not disclose five years of tax returns, as required by legislation he voted in favor of last week, should the bill pass in the Assembly and be signed by Governor Phil. Murphy.
Gopal reached out to object to MMM’s coverage of his vote on the bill, S119,which would also prohibit Electoral College electors from voting for a candidate who did not disclose their tax returns, regardless of how voters cast their ballots. He objected to the use of the phrase “fellow cronies” in describing his relationships with the other Democrat senators who passed the bill last week. He said I was inferring that he was corrupt for not wanting the the disclosure requirement to apply to him and other NJ elected officials and that I was implying that his cash purchase of his Tinton Falls office building was nefarious.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, News, Vin Gopal | Tags: 2020 Presidential Politics, Monmouth County News, NJ Democrats, S119, Senator Vin Gopal, Vin Gopal | 3 Comments »
Senator Vin Gopal voted with his Trenton Democrat cronies last week in voting in favor of legislation that would keep candidates for President and Vice President off the ballot in New Jersey unless they disclose five years of tax returns . Gopal also voted against an amendment to the bill that would have it apply to himself and his fellow legislators and the governor.
Assembly Members Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling voted in favor of identical legislation—and against the amendment to have the bill apply to themselves—in 2017.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, NJ Democrats | Tags: 2020 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Eric Houghtaling, Houghtaling and Downey, Joann Downey, Monmouth County News, President Donald Trump, Vin Gopal | 5 Comments »
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, New Jersey | Tags: 2020 Presidential Politics, Cory Booker, Vin Gopal | 3 Comments »
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Andrew Wardell, Eric Houghtaling, Monmouth County News, Neptune City, Neptune City Democrats, Pamela Renee, Vin Gopal | 21 Comments »
Bob Salman, the 79 year old Democrat State Committeeman from Marlboro, believes that Senator Vin Gopal thwarted any chance he had to join the Murphy administration when the young senator distributed an email that Salman meant for Gopal’s eyes only.
“I don’t need a job. My family doesn’t want me to work and now I probably won’t get the job,” Salman told MMM in a phone interview on Wednesday.
Salman said that the had been angling to return to the Department of Transportation, where he served as Inspector General during the McGreevey/Codey and Corzine administrations, since Governor Phil Murphy was elected last year. He told MMM that he advised the Murphy campaign and the transition on transportation issues. “I had hoped to get a high level job after Governor Murphy took office,” Salman said. “I didn’t get it. The legislation that reforms NJ Transit includes a Chief Ethics Officer, That’s not an Inspector General but it is close. Now I’m probably not going to get that.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Bob Salman, Monmouth County News, Murphy Administration, New Jersey, NJ Democratic State Committee, NJ Democrats, Robert Salman, Senator Vin Gopal, Vin Gopal | 2 Comments »