Top Monmouth Republican skewers ‘misguided’ casino ballot question

Top Monmouth Republican skewers ‘misguided’ casino ballot question

Golden (second from right) with his 2016 Monmouth GOP running mates. (via Facebook)
Golden (second from right) with his 2016 Monmouth GOP running mates. (via Facebook)

FREEHOLD, N.J. — Supporters of this year’s statewide casino ballot question may be giving up on a 2016 victory, Save Jerseyans, but opponents of the plan are still campaigning hard.

On Tuesday, the ‘Trenton’s Bad Bet’ coalition rolled out support from Monmouth County’s top Republican elected official, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone.

“My first responsibility as a Freeholder is to make sure Monmouth County’s interests are my top priority,” Arnone explained. “Unfortunately, the ballot question on casino expansion is misguided, shortchanges our horse racing industry, and favors a small group of out-of-state, special interests.”

The question is specifically designed to give Monmouth County the shaft.

If passed, two casinos can be opened outside Atlantic City provided that they’re (1) situated in separate counties and (2) are at least moree than 72 miles away from A.C.

Monmouth Park is inside Atlantic City’s 70-mile radius, just shy of the 72-mile radius cut-off.

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