In a bid to level the financial playing field in New Jersey elections, two new super PACs have been launched to support Republican candidates running for local, county and state office.
Longtime Republican strategist Stacy Schuster will serve as executive director of both groups: Strengthen our State and South Jersey Strong. The two groups intend to play in 2022 and 2023 local and legislative elections in New Jersey.
Strengthen our State will cover Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties, while South Jersey Strong will take in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem counties.
Board members of Strengthen our State include: businessman Robert Delcalzo, attorney Brian Heun; and financial management executive Vincent Maffucci. The South Jersey Strong board includes former Atlantic County GOP Chairman Keith Davis, former Salem County GOP Chair Linda DuBois, and former Voorhees Township Committeeman Mike Friedman.
Davis announced his intention to take a leading role in a South Jersey-based super PAC when he stepped down as county chairman earlier this year.
“Voters are ready to hold accountable the politicians who closed our schools, abandoned our children, shuttered small businesses, and made our state a less affordable place to live,” said Schuster. “We have exceptional candidates stepping up to run across the state and we’re going to make sure their ideas get the attention they deserve.”