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.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 7th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2021 Legislative Elections, Eric Houghtaling, Houghtaling and Downey, Joann Downey, Monmouth County News, Senator Vin Gopal, Vin Gopal | 4 Comments »
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 11th Legislative District, CD-4 Democrat primary, Christine Conforti, David Applefield, District 4 Coalition for Change, Senator Vin Gopal, Stephanie Schmid, Vin Gopal | 1 Comment »
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: admin | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno, Vin Gopal | Tags: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Tom DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno, Vin Gopal | 1 Comment »
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 »