Congratulations Chairman Steinhardt (and LD1, LD2 and LD8)

Doug Steinhardt

Doug Steinhardt

Since we launched The Bob & Steve Show over a year ago we’ve been heaping praise on NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt on the air and on this blog. We’ve said repeatedly he’s the best chairman the party has had since Tom Wilson (2004-2009). Wilson was a fighter and so is Steinhardt – and you know how much we like fighters.

Steinhardt traveled the state talking about the Murphy Midterms, meeting with activists (even some who might be considered malcontents), put the effort to bring people back into the fold. The guy did everything he could to put the organization back together and motivate the troops.

He stayed on the Murphy Midterms message finishing with 20 straight days of “20 Reasons New Jersey Is Weaker And Poorer Under Phil Murphy 20 Reasons To Vote Republican In The 2019 Murphy Mid-Terms.” The only thing more annoying than getting those press releases every day was back when I wrote 33 press releases in a row about former Cumberland County Freeholder Lou Magazzu’s NACOgate. (I say annoying in the most complimentary way possible)

Steinhardt’s Murphy Midterms resulted in four Assembly pickups and the grand prize of Michael Testa’s Senate win. The Murphy Midterms strategy protected LD8. In South Jersey the Murphy Midterms message defeated the George Norcross Machine.

I can’t end this post without congratulating Michael Testa, Jr., “The Dapper County Chairman.” I’ve known the guy for more than a decade, we’re friends, friends enough that we’ve had arguments, but always found a way to work them out. I remember the days of his ponytail and occasionally tease him about it. What are friends for? I admit, I was worried for him yesterday, and Michael I apologize for not showing up at your victory party, but I don’t do victory parties, it’s bad luck and no way was I going to jinx you.

Thank you both, Michael Testa, Jr. and Chairman Doug Steinhardt, I no longer have to type the words, “temporary state Senator Bob Andrzejczak” and my spell check will no longer go crazy. Oh, and I don’t have to play that stupid song dedicated to the temporary state Senator on our radio show any longer.

Guy Backed By South Jersey’s Political Boss Accuses Testa Of Being A Political Boss

Bob Andrzejczak

Bob Andrzejczak

Temporary state Senator Bob Andrzejczak’s campaign is lying again. First, it was Andrzejczak’s campaign spokesman making the false claim that Michael Testa turned down a debate proposal. The League of Women Voters had to clarify that neither State Sen. Bob Andrzejczak nor Cumberland County GOP chairman Michael Testa had “officially declined” to appear at a debate. The two are scheduled to debate on October 28.

Now, in a TV ad the Andrzejczak campaign calls Testa “one of South Jersey’s biggest political bosses.”

Calling Testa a “political boss” is enough to have Frank Hague and Nucky Johnson laughing from their graves.

In what world is Testa “one of South Jersey’s biggest political bosses?” There is one “political boss” in South Jersey – George Norcross. Don’t take my word for it. The Press of Atlantic City clearly knows there is only one boss in South Jersey recently writing:

“A recent mailer put out by General Majority PAC, which is linked to South Jersey political boss George Norcross…”

The paper called George Norcross “South Jersey political boss.” It didn’t call Testa a political boss.

Need more proof? According to Wikipedia, Category: American political bosses from New Jersey there are only eight political bosses listed from our state and only one in South Jersey is still alive: George Norcross.

I’m not sure why the Andrzejczak campaign insists on lying about Testa. Maybe it’s because he knows he is the one controlled by an actual political boss.

PRESS RELEASE: Sheriff Nolan, Freeholders Thornton and Hayes Ask Testa, Jr. to Aid Legal Fight Against Murphy

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Republican candidate for state Senate in LD1, Michael Testa, Jr., has announced he will represent Cape May County pro-bono to fight against Governor Phil Murphy’s sanctuary state policies. The Testa campaign press release follows:

October 4, 2019, Cape May Court House - At the behest of Freeholder Gerry Thornton, Freeholder Marie Hayes, and Cape May County GOP Chairman Marcus Karavan, Cumberland County Attorney, Michael Testa Jr, has agreed to gratuitously help Cape May County contest Governor Murphy’s “Sanctuary State” directive and to maintain the 287(g) agreement that the County currently has with ICE.

“The Murphy Administration’s attack on our county threatens the safety of our residents and seeks to compel us to disobey federal law,” said Director Thornton.  “As duly elected officials in Cape May County, we took an oath to uphold the US and NJ Constitutions. We will not allow Governor Murphy and Attorney General Grewal to bully us into becoming a Sanctuary County, not now, not ever. “

Testa will aid in Freeholder Thornton in litigation filed by Monmouth and Ocean Counties, that are currently contesting the draconian “Immigrant Trust” directive on the grounds that it violates federal and state constitutional law.

Chairman Karavan commented “Unfortunately our Cape May County Freeholders and Sheriff have received little by way of actual support from the sitting Senator Bob Andrzejczak. While claiming to be an independent thinker the appointed Senator votes with Governor Murphy 95% of the time, including voting to cut our school aid while giving college tuition aid to illegal immigrants.  Moreover, this is the same Governor who cuts veterans benefits, but created a legal defense fund for illegal immigrants. Strong, immediate action is needed to prevent this injustice from taking root in Cape May County.”

“The laws, the facts, and public opinion are on our side, even if our current Democrat state legislators are not,” Testa, Jr. said. “Governor Murphy and Trenton Democrats are not only dead wrong on this policy – but their actions are illegal and unconstitutional.  It violates the U.S. Constitution’s supremacy clause and the N.J. Constitution's home rule doctrine. I am proud to support Sheriff Nolan and the Cape May County Freeholders and take on this critical fight.”

Recently, the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a resolution in support of Sheriff Bob Nolan and the county’s participation in 287(g) with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Last week, New Jersey Attorney General Grewal ordered the counties to stand down, barring state, county, and local law enforcement from cooperating with ICE. 

“Cape May County families want no part of Governor Murphy’s Sanctuary State,” Hayes stated. “For nearly 29 years, I worked in law enforcement to save innocent children from assault and rape. Now, the Governor is allowing these monsters to be released from jail before ICE can detain them. They are putting their own twisted political ideology over the safety and we are not going to let it stand.”