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Protesters outside of a bob Hugin fundraiser on Aug. 6, 2018.

Protesters assail Hugin fundraiser

Corrado, Schepisi, Munoz and DeCroce in Bergen to support GOP Senate candidate

By Nikita Biryukov, August 06 2018 8:20 pm

Roughly 25 protesters gathered outside of a fundraiser supporting Bob Hugin’s run for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez’s seat Monday evening.

The event, which was closed to the press, was billed as a “girls’ night” and was attended by a number of women Republican legislators, including Sen. Kristin Corrado (R-Totowa) and Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi (R-River-Vale), Nancy Munoz (R-Summit) and Betty Lou DeCroce (R-Parsippany).

Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt and Bergen County Republican Chairman Jack Zisa were also in attendance.

The protestors, who gathered around the main and back entrances of Fair Lawn’s Rail Yard Tavern, were primarily protesting Hugin’s history on women’s issues, tied largely to his ‘90s-era opposition to a lawsuit that would have seen women allowed into Princeton University’s exclusive eating clubs.

Hugin, then president of the Tiger Inn, one such eating club, said at the time that the ruling that allowed women to join the establishments was “politically-correct fascism.”

“That’s a problem,” said Christine Clarke, one of the protesters. “I can’t elect someone to the Senate to represent me if my views are not even at the table, and I feel the same way about my daughter.”

Clarke, who was environmental director of the liberal Action Together New Jersey until her recent resignation from the organization, said the group and others were not party to organizing the protest.  New Jersey Working Families carried the protest on their Facebook page.

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4 thoughts on “Protesters assail Hugin fundraiser

  1. Paid protesters by Dirty Bob Menendez. He should have to answer about all the underage domincan republic hookers he ordered in DR.

    1. Dirty coward, who refuses to tell people who he is. You guys are as full of crap as a Christmas goose with this “paid protesters” nonsense. You want to be take for anything other than a cowardly buffoon, then put your name to your post.

  2. The Evil Corrupt Cuban has Grande’s oeves Go to the DR and ask questions of his 19 trips How many of these protesters owe a job to His minion Mayors or are public workers on the take

  3. These people were rude, obnoxious, and did all they could to disrupt the local business patrons who were not attending this function. Everyone has their right to an opinion, unfortunately these people actually made Melendez look worse than Hugin… I would not want to be associated with them or Melendez!!!

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