An e-mail from Ron DeFilippis’ campaign for Morris County Republican chairman falsely claims that rival Rob Zwigard is a “newcomer” to the Republican Party, but according to voter registration records, Zwigard has been a registered Republican since 1998.
The attack on Zwigard came from Chris Rogers, a DeFilippis supporter who used the Morris County Republican Committee database to send out the email in support of DeFilippis.
Rogers says that Zwigard “most likely voted for Barrack (sic) Obama.”
The bigger issue emerging in this race is what some Morris Republicans allege is cheating to help DeFilippis win. There are clear indications that DeFilippis is using the resources of the Morris GOP headquarters to gain access to phone numbers and e-mails of county committee members, a data base that DeFilippis was unlikely to have built on his own. DeFilippis has also been accused of inflating his fundraising numbers as the county GOP finance chairman.
DeFilippis did not respond to a 1:43 PM phone call seeking comment, which will be added to this story at a later date if appropriate.