A political action committee run by former Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore is facing criticism for detracting from the party’s fundraising operation.
An upcoming event by Gilmore’ group, SOC-R PAC is putting Republican congressional candidate David Richter in a precarious situation. Richter is being honored at an event later this month and some Republican officials declined to attend a fundraiser last night.
Frank Holman III, who became county chairman last year following Gilmore’s conviction on federal tax related charges, decried Gilmore’s continued involvement last summer.
Today, Holman re-upped his anger with Gilmore’s recent activities.
“George needs to refrain from raising funds for a splinter PAC that competes with county fundraising,” said Holman. “It’s unfair to fundraising efforts we need to support our campaign in Ocean County.”
Gilmore was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, but remains free on bail as he appeals his sentence.