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NJFMBA District 11 Commercial In Support Of Democrats Santiago, Gopal & Horgan

The New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association is this 30 second campaign ad for the 11th Legislative District Candidates Ray Santiago, Vin Gopal and Kathy Horgan. It will be running all week long on News 12 New Jersey.

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APP Endorses Gopal For Assembly While Backing GOP Incumbents

This past Thursday the Asbury Park Press’s Editorial Board came out with its endorsements for the new 11th Legislative District, in so doing the board once again has recommend that voters split their votes in the district, which leaves some to scratch their heads.

After reeling against incumbents all year long in their editorials, the APP has chosen to endorse two of them in Jen Beck and Caroline Casagrande, both Republicans that have shown that they will do or say anything to get reelected. They have both flipped-flopped on many issues that directly relate to their new district this year, gay marriage, women’s health care issues and the funding of Planned Parenthood, just to name a few. It seems as though the only reason why the APP has chosen to endorse these two is because they seem to “tow the party line” on most, if not all the other issues that don’t seem to have a direct impact on their reelection bids.
On the flip side of these endorsements the APP has decided to endorse Democrat Vin Gopal for one of the other Assembly seats up for grabs over Casagrande’s running mate, Mary Pat Angelini.
In it’s endorsement the APP had this to say about Gopal, “… we believe Gopal, who owns several small businesses including a group of community newspapers, would offer a fresh, perceptive set of eyes on the continuing set of problems plaguing New Jersey. In addition, he seems to be a candidate willing to compromise in order to get much-needed work done….
Gopal, who was born in Neptune and grew up in Freehold currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce and was elected to a three year term as President of the Hazlet Business Owners Association in January of 2010. Vin Gopal also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Monmouth County where he is a member of their Finance Committee. Gopal also serves on the Advisory Board of New Leaders Council – New Jersey, is clearly the right choice for the State Assembly in the 11th district.
The same can’t be said for Beck who is running against Ray Santiago in the for the open State Senate seat. She received a number of negative reader comments left by posters on the APP website.
Here are a few:
PoorBob
8:03 AM on October 28, 2011

It seems the APP glossed over Jennifer Beck’s record. She IS NOT an ally of Chris Christie (have you seen the governor endorse her?). Beck attempted to override Christie’s defunding of Planned Parenthood–the largest provider of abortions. She was one of two Republicans that attempted that ghastly deed. Thank god Chris Christie prevailed on that issue.

Jennifer Beck also received campaign contributions from Solomon Dwek. When it was exposed, Beck claims she “donated” it to charity; however, she refuses to be transparent and show proof of such donation. Isn’t she the one that wants others to be transparent??

She is now for gay marriage. In her old district, she was against it. Gee, you think the large population of gay and lesbians in her new district had something to do with her flip-flopping??

Read below, and decide if you want Jennifer Beck around (again).

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dump-State-Senator-Jennifer-Beck/181295051917672

sir99
11:35 AM on October 28, 2011


Beck is nothing more than a shill for her special interest contributors. When the Freehold Regional district wash awash with the Call me Doctor Wasser issue, she refused to get involved. That is up until it became the story of the year in the APP. Only then did she say a single word. Beck had the opportunity to go to bat for all the school districts that feed the regional but chose to only speak up for the regional who was fronted by one of her major contributors.

fraudfinder
7:05 PM on October 28, 2011


Are you kidding me?? Beck received money from Solomon Dwek??? What was she supposed to do..do what the other politicians did–vote for something and get something in return???

I read that “Dump Beck Site” I just can’t believe her driver’s license got suspended so many times. What a hypocrite, she likes to make laws, but not obey them.

It seems the people in Tinton Falls are angry with her for the same reason the people in the Freehold Regional HS District are angry–she did not go to an important Board meeting regarding the Fort Monmouth (non-military) kids going to their schools and costing them a huge amount. They reside within the jurisdiction of Colts Neck–why haven’t they accepted them??? Where is Casagrande on this???

I can’t believe they were endorsed by the APP—It is indeed time for a change!!!

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Red Bank Councilwoman Kathy Horgan Will Be Nominated To Fill 11th District Vacancy

(Councilwoman Sharon Lee, Mayor Pat Menna and Councilwoman Kathy Horgan)

Monmouth County Democrats will nominate Red Bank Councilwoman Kathy Horgan tonight for State Assembly in the 11th District. Horgan will run with businessman Vin Gopal of Long Branch for Assembly and former prosecutor Ray Santiago of Freehold for State Senate.

Horgan, who has served one term on the borough council, works for a nonprofit organization which is dedicated to AIDS research. Horgan will replace Asbury Park restauranter Marilyn Schlossbach, who stepped down last week due to her restaurants getting hit hard due to Hurricane Irene.

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NJ Senate Dems target Beck with failed public safety override

Senator Jennifer Beck has flip flopped on marriage equality and women’s healthcare due to politics. However, when it comes to protecting the streets of Asbury Park, Long Branch, Red Bank and the 11th District – She is siding with Governor Christie’s drastic cuts.

By Max Pizarro PolitickerNJ

Unless your name is Whelan, Gordon, Polistina or Driscoll, most insiders see the post-redistricting legislative election year landscape as a bore snore: 37 or 38 Senate cocoons all but perfectly preserved against an opposing party onslaught.

But Democrats want to soften up their rivals where they can, and in light of the public safety argument, in particular, some of them see at least the shades of an opportunity in the newly formed LD11, where state Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-11) seeks re-election.

“They think they have an opportunity to play there,” Patrick Murray, pollster and political scientist for Monmouth University, told PolitickerNJ.com.

Beck broke with Republicans Monday to vote in favor of restoring $7.5 million for women’s healthcare, signaling to Democrats that the incumbent is serious about a challenge from Freehold attorney Ray Santiago.

Today, state Sen. Paul Sarlo, (D-36), zeroed in on Beck as he tried to get her to consider backing restoring a line item of $50 million for public safety, a doomed proposition along with the other Christie cuts to the Democratic budget.

“I can only look at the budget as a whole,” Beck told Sarlo.

Democrats hope Beck’s reconfigured district, which now includes urban municipalities Long Branch and Asbury Park, will present outrage opportunities for the challenger as they try to sink Beck by tying her to Christie.

Two inside sources told PolitickerNJ.com that while they doubt they can topple Beck, Assembly Democrats want to try to get into a dogfight with the GOP in the 11th to pick off Beck’s running mate, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande of Colts Neck

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My9 Interview with Brenda Blackmon Featuring Ray Santiago, Candidate For NJ State Senate In District 11

Watch Ray Santiago’s interview on My9, which aired 7/10/11. He speaks about pension reform, the governor’s line item vetoes, his background, and his campaign!

Ray is running for State Senate in the newly formed 11th district against incumbent Republican Jennifer Beck. He will be on the ticket with running mates Vin Gopal and Marilyn Schlossbach who are seeking the Assembly seats in the same district.

MY9TV.COM – Political strategists Brendan Gill and Bill Spadea debate the Governor Christie’s line-item vetoes to the State Budget, as well as the war of words between Senate President Sweeney and the Governor over the cuts. Then, State Senate Candidate Raymond Santiago discusses his run for office and the issues that concern him the most. And as we turn to the economy, we hear about a bond program in Essex County that’s helping small business owners in the community.

http://www.my9tv.com/video/videoplayer.swf?dppversion=10588

New Jersey Now: July 10, 2011: My9TV.com

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The Ultimate Hypocrisy:BECK FLIPS POSITION ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY DUE TO POLITICS

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The following is a statement issues by 11th District Democratic Senate Candidate Ray Santiago in response to a July 3rd Courier Post news report that incumbent Senator Jennifer Beck will flip her position on marriage equality:

“News this weekend that Senator Beck will now support marriage equality after voting against it when all of New Jersey was watching is not shocking to anyone who has followed Beck’s career as a professional politician. She now faces a district which includes Asbury Park, Ocean Grove & other LGBT friendly areas – a new district which has 10,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans – therefore, it should come as no surprise that Senator Beck is flipping her position only due to politics.

The reality is that New Jersey taxpayers are tired of hypocritical, professional politicians who change their positions based on the political climate. Republicans, Democrats and all New Jerseyians should be tired of politicians who play the public. It is not like the Senator opposed marriage equality because it is in her belief system, it was simply due to the politics of a new district.This is an issue of human rights and Senator Beck plays politics – She voted against marriage equality not once, but twice – once in the judiciary committee and a second time on the floor of the senate and now because of a new district, she claims she supports it.

When it mattered most and the world was watching, Senator Beck decided to appease Chris Christie and her Tea Party base. All New Jerseyians who support human rights and full marriage equality for all of our brothers and sisters in the LGBT community will see through Beck’s incredible hypocrisy.

I have and always will support full marriage equality for all New Jerseyians and 11th district residents can be assured that I will not change my position based on politics. Marriage equality is a human rights issue which I will fight day and night for until it becomes law. It is a sad day to see a New Jersey state senator play politics on an issue of human rights.”

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>Join Congressman Jared Polis in Asbury Park on May 26th

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U.S. Congressman Jared Polis

invites you to join the 11th District Democratic Team

Ray Santiago for SENATE
Marilyn Schlossbach for ASSEMBLY
Vin Gopal for ASSEMBLY

Co-Hosted by:
Chairman John McCarthy, Hon.Babs Casbar Siperstein, Chairman Jeff Gardner, Ed Potosnak, Chairwoman Amy Quinn, Hon. Randy Bishop, Hon. Edward Zipprich, Jay Lassiter, Chairwoman Ann Baker, Tim Horn, Tom Mannix, Joe Woerner, Harriet Bernstein, Luisa Paster, Rod Siberine, David Pascale

The Berkeley Hotel
1401 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ

Thursday, May 26th 2011
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Friend of Equality: $50
Supporter of Equality: $100
Defender of Equality: $250

* An American entrepreneur and philanthropist, Congressman Jared Polis is the first openly gay man to be elected as a member of the United States Congress. He will help the District 11 Democrats formally launch their GLBT outreach *

* Senator Jennifer Beck is the new representative for District 11. She voted against marriage equality – help us defeat her by electing three pro-equality legislators in the 11th District. *

Please make checks payable to any of these four accounts:

‘District 11 Election Fund’ – ‘Santiago for Senate’ – ‘Schlossbach for Assembly’ ‘Gopal for Assembly’

RSVP to vin.gopal.2008@gmail.com or 732-299-5625

**Your donation will help elect THREE Pro-Equality Legislators in Monmouth County**

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