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State Sen. Declan O'Scanlon. (Photo by Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe).

Too early to back anyone for governor, O’Scanlon says

Senator calls Golden a ‘strong candidate’

By Nikita Biryukov, May 09 2019 5:00 pm

Shaun Golden is a strong competitor for governor, though it’s too early to back anyone for governor, State Sen. Declan O’Scanlon (R-Little Silver) said Thursday.

“It’s premature for anyone to back anyone formally, but Shaun Golden is a hell of a strong candidate,” O’Scanlon said. “He’s my chairman. He’s my sheriff. He’s my friend, and given those facts, Shaun Golden would have a very strong likelihood of receiving my backing.”

Golden, who is Monmouth County Sheriff and GOP chairman, has not announced a gubernatorial bid.  He is seeking re-election as sheriff this year.

The only Republican to signal his intent to challenge Gov. Phil Murphy is former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-Hillsborough), who lost to former Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno in 2017’s gubernatorial primary.

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  1. Sheriff Shaun Golden, if your a man of integrity, you will not accept any endorsement from the anti-women, anti-law enforcement, anti-public safety, and PRO TAX Senator!!! Senator O’Scanlon also voted with Governor Phil Murphy signing into law, a bill that would permit illegals to further their education with taxpayer funds.





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