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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.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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 »

Houghtaling and Downey Stand With Radical Cop Hating Freeholder Candidate

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.

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Posted: October 5th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2019 elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments »

Dirty Dems Go On Attack in LD 11

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.

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Posted: September 13th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 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

Senator Vin Gopal

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.

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Posted: February 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, News, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Hypocrites Gopal, Downey and Houghtaling vote to keep Trump off the 2020 ballot

Sen Vin Gopal, Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling and Assemblywoman Joann Downey

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.

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Posted: February 25th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, NJ Democrats | Tags: , , , , , , , | 5 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 »