PRESS RELEASE: Fiocchi Says Testa Is Disingenuous At Best And Hypocritical At Worst On Rain Tax

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Today, via press release, Sam Fiocchi hit Michael Testa for “choosing to selectively look at the roll cal” on the rain tax vote and “ignore the fact that one of his supporters voted yes.” Fiocchi’s press release follows:

Fiocchi Says Testa Is Disingenuous At Best And Hypocritical At Worst On Rain Tax

Testa ignores the fact a state Senator who endorsed him voted yes on the rain tax.

VINELAND – Republican candidate for state Senate in the first legislative district, former Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi, said today, “It appears Michael Testa, Jr. wants to have it both ways on the ‘rain tax.’”

At issue is, last week, hours after Fiocchi issued a statement calling on replacement state Senator Bob Andrzejczak to explain to South Jerseyans why he supports the ‘rain tax,’ Testa took to social media in an attempt to jump on the anti-rain tax bandwagon with a graphic that read “Bob Andrzejczak and Trenton Democrats soaking taxpayers again.”

Testa also wrote the following along with his graphic, “Trenton politicians have NEVER found a tax they didn't like. A ‘RAIN TAX’ is just wrong. Taxing rain is a laughable example of government gone wild. As your next State Senator, I'll always protect our taxpayers. I will stand up to those eager to find new ways of fleecing our families.”

Throughout his complaining about the ‘rain tax’ Testa failed to mention he is proud to have the endorsement of a state Senator who voted yes on bill S-1073 on January 31st after it passed the Assembly and went back to the Senate for concurrence.

“While I obviously agree a ‘rain tax’ is wrong, it’s equally wrong to call someone out over it while completely ignoring the fact that a state Senator, someone Testa is proud to have an endorsement from and happens to be a headliner for his upcoming fundraiser, voted for bill S-1073,” Sam Fiocchi said. “Some might even call it hypocritical.”

“To be clear, this is not about the Senator whose vote Testa chose to ignore, that’s why I haven’t mentioned the Senator’s name.” Fiocchi continued, “This is about Michael Testa choosing to selectively look at the roll call on the vote and ignore the fact that one of his supporters voted yes. It’s disingenuous at best and hypocritical at worst to simply ignore the way someone headlining a fundraiser for you voted on a bill you take issue with. It certainly shows a lack of  leadership.”

“Make no mistake, this primary election is about who is best prepared to campaign against and defeat replacement state Senator Bob Andrzejczak,” Sam Fiocchi said. “It’s going to boil down to leadership and this is one example that clearly shows a lack of leadership on Michael Testa’s part.”

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PRESS RELEASE: Senate Candidate Michael Testa Challenges LD-1 Democrats For Enabling Murphy's Sanctuary State

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Today, announced candidate for state Senate in LD1, Michael Testa went after LD1 Democrats for enabling Governor Phil Murphy’s Sanctuary State. The press release follows:

Senate Candidate Michael Testa Challenges LD-1 Democrats For Enabling Murphy's Sanctuary State

Vineland, NJ - Last night the New Jersey Attorney General's Office issued a directive to local law enforcement that completed New Jersey's transformation into a Sanctuary State.

In reaction, Michael Testa, candidate for Senate in New Jersey's first legislative district offered the following statement:  

"The Murphy Administration's new immigration directive is an outrage that will immediately make our communities less safe and put law-abiding citizens at risk.  Governor Murphy has made the hardworking men and women of ICE the enemy, while creating a situation that will inevitably lead to violent criminals like rapists and domestic abusers being released back in to our neighborhoods. 

"Governor Murphy and South Jersey legislative Democrats will have you believe that all is well in the Garden State, but while their band plays on, the S.S. New Jersey is sinking. 

"Republicans in Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic Counties must send a clear message by opposing every Democrat on the ballot in 2019.  While they pretend to be moderates, our incumbent Democrat legislators endorsed Phil Murphy for Governor and dutifully cast votes in support of the very Senate and Assembly leadership that is forcing this reckless agenda down our throats.  Enough is enough.  Time to back our state."

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PRESS RELEASE: Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Endorses Michael Testa For LD-1 Senate

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Previously on this blog I guessed, or thought out loud, that if there is a GOP primary in LD1, announced candidate, Cumberland County Republican Chairman Michael Testa would be the frontrunner. Today, thanks to a press release from Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, it appears Testa is making all the moves necessary to assure he assumes that frontrunner status. The press release follows:

Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Endorses Michael Testa For LD-1 Senate

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Westfield, NJ - Today, Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean announced his support of Michael Testa for Senate in New Jersey's first legislative district.

"South Jersey needs more leaders like Michael Testa," said Leader Kean. "He is a small businessman and community servant with the passion and the credentials to effectively stand up for Cape May and Cumberland Counties.

Kean continued, "Republicans are gaining ground in South Jersey. From Chris Brown's Senate victory in 2017 to Salem County taking back control of their Freeholder board this year, there has been an organized effort to elect leaders who will grow South Jersey's economy. Michael Testa is a top tier recruit to help take the next step in that fight."

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