CD2 Action: Fitzherbert, Another Endorsement. Richter Continues To Explore. Grossman Argues With A Reporter.


Sorry for the lack of blogging this week, but I had to overcome the shock of Victoria’s Secret hiring a transgender model.

Men who “identify” as women modeling lingerie or not, politics keeps going and there was some action in CD2, on the Republican side, this week.

Announced candidate Brian Fitzherbert was seen at several National Night Out events and came with another endorsement this week. The Fitzherbert campaign sent out a release earlier in the week announcing the endorsement of Linwood Mayor Richard L. DePamphilis, III. According to the release:

“We need a real leader who is willing to fight for lower taxes, immigration reform and who has the courage of conviction to stand up for the people of New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District. We have seen Brian’s leadership ability first-hand as he has worked to help build the Republican Party in Atlantic County and across South Jersey. A principled conservative, Brian will be a leader that will fight for South Jersey in Washington, D.C. That is why I am happy to endorse Brian Fitzherbert for Congress,“ said Mayor DePamphilis.

“I am proud to receive the endorsement of Mayor DePamphilis and I thank him for his service as a Navy Veteran and his commitment to South Jersey as a public servant. Mayor DePamphilis is an inspiration to all Americans who seek to serve our country and communities. I am honored to have his support and look forward to working with him as we fight to win back the 2nd Congressional district,” Fitzherbert said.

We’ve received no reports of the other announced candidate, Robert “Bob” Patterson, doing any campaigning this week. Maybe, the Victoria’s Secret news has him concerned about the lack of “semen-exposed” women. Perhaps I’ll run into him at the Gloucester County GOP’s monthly happy hour tonight.

David Richter, who formed an exploratory committee for CD2, is still exploring, but he was in Hammonton this week where he was given the opportunity to speak to the Hammonton GOP Club.

We did get news that rumored potential candidates John Andrie and John Zarychare out, though there is a rumor someone else may get in, we’re trying to run that down.

Potential candidate, last year’s nominee, Seth Grossman, decided it was a good idea to get into as Twitter fight with Politico reporter Matt Friedman (a few screenshots at the end). It probably wasn’t the smartest idea to get into a fight with a reporter who will likely cover the race if he gets in, but what do I know.

It’s still looking like a CD2 primary could be fun to watch. Stay tuned!


Note: While Bob has endorsed Brian Fitzherbert for next year’s CD2 primary, Steve is completely neutral and making no endorsement