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  • DiMaso: Stender should resign

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings Monmouth County Deputy Freeholder Director Serena Dimaso today called upon the Democratic leadership of the State Legislature to force Assemblywoman  Linda Stender out of office. According to numerous published reports, Stender and her husband Richard concocted a scheme to  have their vacation bungalow in Manasquan demolished  and replaced with a half million […]


  • Christie nominates Hanlon as Monmouth County Clerk

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings Governor Chris Christie has nominated Christine Giordano Hanlon, Esq., to replace M. Claire French as Monmouth County Clerk. French, who has served as Clerk since 1997 and been elected four times, announced her retirement effective in March last month. Her term was scheduled to expire at the end of 2017. Hanlon, of Ocean Township, […]


  • Congressman Smith: LGBT persons should be treated with respect and compassion

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ-4), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Africa and Human Rights, responded to the controversy about a remark concerning homosexual rights and human rights that he made during a hearing last week on combating violence inflicted by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigera with a statement […]


  • Goldberg seeks to challenge Hornik in Marlboro

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings Ira Goldberg, a 36 year resident of Marlboro Township was in Atlantic City on Monday seeking support for Monmouth County Republicans present for his bid to unseat Marlboro Township’s Democratic mayor, Jonathan Hornik. Goldberg’s son Brian, a candidate for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in the primary last year proudly introduced […]


  • Another self-inflicted injury? LMFAO!

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings Did no one in the Christie camp notice that the acronym for the Governor’s presidential exploratory PAC’s website, LeadershipMattersForAmerica.Org is LMFAO? Brad Woodhouse, President of Americans United for Change and American Bridge and the former communications director of the Democratic National Committee noticed and it only took him an hour to get […]


  • Christie endorses Rick Perry?

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings A facebook page that promoted Governor Chris Christie’s reelection in 2013 and is now linked to his presidential exploratory PAC posted a endorsement of former Texas Governor Rick Perry’s PAC last night: Christie and Perry are both competing in the “pre-primary” for the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination.  Both men spoke at the […]


  • Is Christie headed for a great fall?

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings Prominent New Jersey Republicans seem to finally be moving out of Governor Chris Christie’s shadow. This afternoon The Star Ledger reported that Monmouth County State Senator Joe Kyrillos was among the 15 or so New Jersey Republicans who met with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, a top rival of Christie’s for the 2016 GOP […]



  • Has Trenton turned Christie upside down?

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings In the summer of 2004, U.S. Attorney Chris Christie had Governor Jim McGreevey on the ropes.  McGreevey was “State Official #1,” an unindicted co-conspirator in a pay for play scheme that nabbed Democratic fund-raiser David D’Amiano.  A few weeks later McGreevey was resigning, purportedly because he was a “Gay American” who gave his […]


  • Republicans Split in Atlantic Highlands

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings A simmering feud within the Atlantic Highlands GOP boiled over into the public eye yesterday afternoon during the Borough’s reorganization meeting as three of the five Republican elected officials split with two of their newly reelected colleagues to elect a Democrat up for reelection this year as Council President. Lt. Governor Kim […]



  • DiSomma to Sweeney: Stay out of Red Bank

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings Referring to Senate President Steve Sweeney as a conflicted Trenton lobbyist, and Red Bank Councilmen Michael Dupont and Art Murphy as influence peddling shady dealers, Red Bank Republican Chairman Sean DiSomma, launched a no holds barred attack on New Jersey’s highest ranking Democratic elected official, a presumed contender for the 2017 gubernatorial […]


  • Thompson: Bridgegate Indictments Will Be Cover Up Related

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings Brian Thompson, the WNBC 4-NY reporter who broke the story of potential indictments in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandals coming next month, told MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki this morning that the likely federal charges will be related to a coordinated effort to cover up. “This is what ties it all together […]