NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt issued a response to the news that state Senator Dawn Addiego flipped to to the Democrats today. His statement follows:
For Immediate Release
Trenton, NJ - NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt released the following statement on Senator Dawn Addiego's decision to turn her back on the voters that put her in office as a member of the Republican Party:
"South Jersey Democrats see the writing on the wall and know they are only a few months away from being down one more Senator in LD-1. This move is political self-preservation by Senator Addiego and South Jersey Democrats who know every indicator south of Burlington is bad for their coalition. From losing LD-2 to Senator Brown in 2017, losing the Salem County Freeholder Board and not denting the Atlantic County Freeholder Board, to strong performances by Donald Trump and Bob Hugin in Cape May, Cumberland, Salem and Gloucester Counties, Democrats know they are staring down the barrel of more losses on their home turf."