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Social media personalities Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle, known as Diamond and Silk, will appear at a 2019 fundraiser for the Morris County Republican Committee

Morris County GOP bringing in Diamond and Silk, Judge Jeanine Pirro to headline fundraisers

It’s almost like Morris Republicans enjoy losing money

By David Wildstein, February 09 2019 2:27 pm

Morris County Republicans have decided that losing money – or barely breaking even – on fundraising is a good idea.

GOP county chairman Ron DeFilippis announced at a closed-door meeting this morning that they are in the process of signing up a bunch of “celebrities” to appear at their 2019 fundraising events – for a fee.

Among the group of names touted today: Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, social media personalities known as Diamond and Silk; conservative commentators Katie Pavlich and Tomi Lahren; and Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro.

Pirro charged the New Jersey Republican State Committee $15,000 her appearance last year.

In 2018, Morris County Republicans lost money on a fundraising event that featured Fox News personality Greg Gutfeld at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.  Gutfeld charged $30,000 for his appearance, plus expenses, according to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

The county GOP raised $179,003 in 2018, but high overhead burned their cash.  They reported contributing just $6,300 to Republican candidates during the final quarter of the 2018 campaign.

The organization reported spending $6,702 on lawn signs that carried the names of their countywide candidates, and $22,638 on a mailing.

Morris Republicans reported just small contributions in Morris Plains, Chatham and Morris Township, where Democrats picked up local seats.

The county organization continues to struggle financially, reporting just $16,017 in the bank as of the beginning of the year.

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