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Ghee slams back at Weber over comments

‘”This is why good, hard working Americans hate politicians,’ Ghee tells Webber

By David Wildstein, May 20 2018 12:31 am

The gloves are off in the race for Rodney Frelinghuysen’s congressional seat, with Tony Ghee pushing back on a comment by the head of Jay Webber’s campaign that he admitted voting for Democratic presidential candidates.

“This is why good, hard working Americans hate politicians. Instead of focusing on issues that matter to the residents of our district, Jay and his team would rather attack Republicans to distract from himself,” Ghee said. “I get it. That’s what any career politician would do,” Ghee said.

Ghee is referencing a statement by Phil Valenziano, Webber’s campaign manager, that he “admitted” to voting for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

“I defended Jay when the Democrats attacked his daughters, yet he repays the favor by lying about me and my voting record,” Ghee said.  “I’ve ‘admitted’ no such thing because it’s not true. Jay claims to be a Reagan disciple but violates his 11th Commandment.”

Reagan’s originally crafted his 11th Commandment — “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican”  — during his 1966 campaign for the GOP nomination for governor of California, when he was in a heated primary with former San Francisco George Christopher.

Webber made his comments on Saturday in a stinging criticism of an TV attack ad run by the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 Cooperative Labor Management Fund. He thinks the ad was made to ensure a weaker general election Republican rival for Democrat Mikie Sherrill.

“So while Jay does what every other politician does when they fear losing, I’m going to focus on what matters – the residents of the 11th congressional district,” said Ghee.

Despite Ghee’s protests, the Webber camp doubled down on their claim that’s Ghee is not really a Republican.

“Tony Ghee registered as a Republican two days before running for Congress. He voted for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. He visited the Obama White House in 2016. Republican voters will support the Republican in the race, Jay Webber, on June 5,” Valenziano said.

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 5:03 PM with comment from Jay Webber’s campaign.

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2 thoughts on “Ghee slams back at Weber over comments

  1. It’s not “Reagan’s Eleventh Commandment.” It was “created” by then State GOP head Gaylord Parkinson in response to personal attacks against Reagan by his 1966 gubernatorial primary opponent, former San Francisco Mayor George Christopher.

    Reagan “followed” it “to this day”, he wrote in 1974. Then, after losing four primaries to Gerald Ford he came to North Carolina and Jesse Helms explained to the Gipper how it was going to be done down here. Reagan beat the shit out of Ford and won the primary. And the world was never the same again.

    The only people who talk about the “Eleventh Commandment” are liberal RINO types who probably never voted for Reagan. The only time they “quote” Reagan it’s not even Reagan. That’s the true #MarkOfTheRINO. You don’t get many better examples than this guy.

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