With the buildup to what could have been an exciting meeting in Haddon Township last night I completely forgot the NJGOP was honoring former Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno as the "Woman of the Year." Fortunately, the state GOP takes The Bob & Steve Show seriously and they’ve added us to their media list.
Here is NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt’s statement on the event:
NJGOP Chairman Statement On Successful Woman of the Year Reception
Trenton, NJ - Last night the NJGOP hosted a fundraiser in Red Bank that honored former Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno as the "Woman of the Year". Chairman Doug Steinhardt made the following statement about the event:
"I'm encouraged by the more than 250 attendees who turned out last night at our NJGOP fundraiser honoring Kim Guadagno as the 'Woman of the Year.' I appreciate the many supporters who picked a hot August night to invest in our commitment to restore common sense and fiscal accountability to NJ government. With our new team, we are building tremendous momentum in New Jersey and are on track to vote out corrupt Senator Bob Menendez and stop Nancy Pelosi from taking over our Congressional delegation."
Despite the fact she served under former Governor Chris Christie, Guadagno was able to build a lot of good will in South Jersey.
Rather than drone on about how she built that good will, I’ll let a November 2, 2015 article from NJ.com with the headline “Little love for the gov outside Christie’s Camden police visit” do the talking:
"Chris Christie does not get a free pass in Camden," said state Assembly candidate Keith Walker. "The man has no loyalty."
The latter sentiment is something county Republicans could certainly attest to.
"The governor goes to Ocean, Burlington or Atlantic counties and those Republican chairmen are notified; he comes to Camden or Gloucester -- the heart of (George) Norcross country -- our chairman learns from the newspaper and the governor stands with our opponents. It's unacceptable, and will no longer be tolerated," said Steve Kush, campaign manager for the Camden County GOP's election efforts.
"Four visits to the county to support a Democratic party boss and his machine politicians is too many," Kush continued, adding that Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno does not draw the same ire from Camden County Republicans.
"We love her. She's supportive of all Republican candidates," Kush said.
Good choice Chairman and congratulations Kim!