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Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rik Mehta.

Mehta is 9-0 in bid for organization lines

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By David Wildstein, February 25 2020 2:58 pm

Rik Mehta has scored his 9th consecutive victory in his bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, winning the organization line in Gloucester County.

“In the US Senate race, after a thorough screening process through a Screening Committee, whose recommendations were made to the executive committee, Rik Mehta was awarded the Party line,” said Gloucester County GOP chair Jacci Vigilante said. “The thoroughness of our screening process ensured the executive committee that Rik Mehta is a conservative Republican with a keen grasp of the issues who is ready to take the fight to Cory Booker.”

Mehta has won endorsements in Burlington,  Camden, Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, Somerset and Warren counties.  He also won the backing of the Ocean GOP screening committee, making him the favorite to win their line at their March 4 convention.

He is set to be awarded the Hudson GOP line this evening when he’s endorsed by Jose Arango, the county chairman.

Gloucester County Republicans also gave their endorsement to Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis) in the 2nd district and former Collingswood school board member Claire Gustafson in the 1st district.  Gustafson is challenging Rep. Donald Norcross (D-Camden).

Greenwich Township Mayor George Shivery, entrepreneur Chris Konawel and Franklin Township school board member Nick DeSilvio will have organization support in their bids for freeholder.

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