GALLOWAY, NJ – Nancy Pelosi will be at the N.J. Democrats’ convention in Atlantic City next weekend, and one of the 2020 NJ-02 Republican candidates is organizing a counter-event to voice opposition to the Democrat Speaker.
David Richter announced his “Silence the Speaker” event – scheduled for September 27th at The Carriage House in Galloway (Atlantic County), beginning at 6:30 p.m. – on Friday afternoon.
The House candidate says the event is very much intended to aide state and local contests notwithstanding the fact that Pelosi is very much a national figure.
“Democrats in New Jersey and Washington are attacking our pocketbooks, our values and our constitutional rights,” said Richter. “I refuse to sit idly by and allow them to celebrate higher taxes, socialism and open borders in our own backyard without taking action. We need to send a message to Phil Murphy and the Trenton Democrats by electing Republicans across South Jersey on November 5th, and use that as a launching pad for the 2020 and 2021 election battles ahead of us.”
Richter is a former construction CEO with projects to his name including the Battleship New Jersey memorial in Camden. He formally launched his 2nd District primary campaign last month.
Engineer Brian Fitzherbert and former NJ-01 candidate Bob Patterson are also seeking the 2020 GOP nomination; Fitzherbert and Richter are currently dueling with one another over endorsements. Other potential candidates are also still considering an entry into the race including 2018 GOP nominee Seth Grossman.
The ultimate winner of the Republican primary will take on freshman incumbent Democrat Jeff Van Drew next November.