LISTEN: Sawyer calls 1210 WPHT’s morning show to discuss LD3 debate flap

One of the big stories in New Jersey politics this week:

Our very own Matt Rooney is hosting an LD3 GOP Primary debate on 1210 WPHT (Sunday April 30th at 8:30 p.m.), but only one of the two candidates (Beth Sawyer) is participating. Senator Ed “The Trucker” Durr declined. LD3 is probably lean Republican in 2023, but Democrats are running a former Assemblyman to reclaim Steve Sweeney’s seat alongside a popular Gloucester County commissioner and appear poised to invest big money into the race.

Sawyer called into 1210 WPHT’s morning program – Kayal & Company – on Thursday morning to pitch her own campaign and weigh in on a debate situation that managed to divide even the morning show crew…

Listen below:

When asked by host Nick Kayal about the differences between herself and her ex-running mate, Sawyer alleged that Durr “doesn’t has his thumb on the pulse of what’s going on in her district.” Sawyer proceed to cite hyper-local issues, notably ongoing concerns with Salem County’s 911 system.

Matt is the host of ‘The Matt Rooney Show’ on Sunday evenings from 7-10 PM EST on 1210 WPHT.

In addition to the radio station itself, the Audacy app, and here at, the April 30th debate can be viewed live at 1210’s new YouTube channel:

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