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Mallett Turns Monmouth Blue

Congratulations go out to Monmouth County Freeholder-Elect Amy Mallet, her drawn out victory over Republican John Curley has turned Monmouth County blue after 23 years of republican domination.

Reports of her triumph started to be reported around 6 pm last night, PolitickerNJ was the first to report followed by Save the Jersey Blog and Blue Jersey.

What does this mean to me? It means that Democrats will clean house down in Freehold and the last remnants of ol’ Club Monmouth will be gone and I invision Barbara McMorrow being named as Director of the Freeholders come January.
Here is a little excerpt from what Bob Jorden of the Asbury Park Press has to say this morning:
“…The change in power means a handful of well-paying county government jobs will be up for grabs, as well as control over which firms land contracts and work assignments under the county’s $470 million annual budget….”
Stay tuned in the coming days, I’m sure that there will be a lot of crying, as well as cheering being done all around Monmouth County.  

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Mallett Turns Monmouth Blue

Congratulations go out to Monmouth County Freeholder-Elect Amy Mallet, her drawn out victory over Republican John Curley has turned Monmouth County blue after 23 years of republican domination.

Reports of her triumph started to be reported around 6 pm last night, PolitickerNJ was the first to report followed by Save the Jersey Blog and Blue Jersey.

What does this mean to me? It means that Democrats will clean house down in Freehold and the last remnants of ol’ Club Monmouth will be gone and I invision Barbara McMorrow being named as Director of the Freeholders come January.
Here is a little excerpt from what Bob Jorden of the Asbury Park Press has to say this morning:
“…The change in power means a handful of well-paying county government jobs will be up for grabs, as well as control over which firms land contracts and work assignments under the county’s $470 million annual budget….”
Stay tuned in the coming days, I’m sure that there will be a lot of crying, as well as cheering being done all around Monmouth County.  

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Deputy AG on the ground in Monmouth as workers resume inventory

From Politicker NJ this morning comes the following news, it seems that the County Clerk, Clair French needed to stop the counting of ballets last night until she could get a representative from the Attorney Generals office to oversee the goings on. It must be getting hot and heavy down in Freehold:

A Deputy Attorney General is in the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office observing as Superintendent of Elections workers at 5 p.m. again began tallying provisional ballots.

Democratic Party representative Michael Mangan and Republican Party representative Rosanne Scotti also stand in the room with the attorney general’s office representative and the elections workers.

“All of the material they inventory will go to the Board of Elections where two Republicans and two Democrats will count all of the provisional ballots,” said County Clerk Claire French.

The process could take up to two weeks, according to French.

At stake is who wins the Monmouth County Freeholders’ election, Democrat Amy Mallet or Republican John Curley. As of right now, Mallet leads Curley by 18 votes with the provisional ballots yet to be counted.

If Mallet hangs on and wins, control of the Monmouth County Freeholder Board would flip to the Democrats.

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>Deputy AG on the ground in Monmouth as workers resume inventory

>From Politicker NJ this morning comes the following news, it seems that the County Clerk, Clair French needed to stop the counting of ballets last night until she could get a representative from the Attorney Generals office to oversee the goings on. It must be getting hot and heavy down in Freehold:

A Deputy Attorney General is in the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office observing as Superintendent of Elections workers at 5 p.m. again began tallying provisional ballots.

Democratic Party representative Michael Mangan and Republican Party representative Rosanne Scotti also stand in the room with the attorney general’s office representative and the elections workers.

“All of the material they inventory will go to the Board of Elections where two Republicans and two Democrats will count all of the provisional ballots,” said County Clerk Claire French.

The process could take up to two weeks, according to French.

At stake is who wins the Monmouth County Freeholders’ election, Democrat Amy Mallet or Republican John Curley. As of right now, Mallet leads Curley by 18 votes with the provisional ballots yet to be counted.

If Mallet hangs on and wins, control of the Monmouth County Freeholder Board would flip to the Democrats.

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Quote of the Day

“A campaign at war with itself cannot fight its opponent effectively.”

— GOP strategist Ed Rollins, writing for CNN, using the presidential campaigns of Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. John McCain as examples. 

 Locally you can also add the feud between Republican Monmouth County Freeholder Candidates, Lillian Burry and John Curly, into his example.

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>Quote of the Day

>”A campaign at war with itself cannot fight its opponent effectively.”

— GOP strategist Ed Rollins, writing for CNN, using the presidential campaigns of Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. John McCain as examples. 

 Locally you can also add the feud between Republican Monmouth County Freeholder Candidates, Lillian Burry and John Curly, into his example.

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Monmouth Republican Freeholder Candidates at Odds


Back on Sept. 25th I posted about the bad blood and animosity between the two Monmouth County Republican Freeholder Candidates, Lillian Bury and John Curly. I mentioned how Burry and Curly did not get along and that the both could not stand each other. I also mentioned that Curly was snubbed by Burry and was not invited to a fundraiser of hers.

Well, it seems as though the bad relations between the two have been noticed by others. The Asbury Park Press’s Bob Jordan wrote about it in yesterday’s paper:

“Republican Lillian G. Burry is running for another term as a Monmouth County freeholder, but don’t go to the Burry campaign Web site’s five pages of text and 21 pictures if you want to learn about her running mate.

That’s because John P. Curley isn’t mentioned on the site or included in any of the photographs. Indeed, there is no hint that the Republicans have a two-candidate ticket in the Nov. 4 county elections.

The county elections annually feature heated Democrat versus Republican contests, but this year’s version has added Republican vs. Republican fireworks.”

This obvious split between the republican ticket should be a boost to their democratic rivals Glenn Mason and Amy Mallet, dissention amongst the ranks this close to an election is never good. Lets see if Mason and Mallet can capitalize on it.

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