Democrats win freeholder seats in Somerset

Democratic freeholder candidates in Somerset County defeated Republican incumbents Tuesday night, securing seats their party hasn’t won since Michael Ceponis beat a Republican in 1979. Buoyed by dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump, Sara Sooy and Shanel Robinson defeated Republican incumbents with 57,741 and 59,255 votes, or 26% and 27%, respectively. Freeholder Mark Caliguire  got 51,720 votes, about 23%, and Patrick Scaglione secured 52,280 votes, roughly 24%. Republicans have long held control

Somerset GOP bashes Dems on support of Senator

Two Republican Somerset County freeholders are criticizing their Democratic opponents for plans to attend a campaign rally with Bob Menendez today. “Deputy Mayor (Shanel) Robinson and Sara Sooy have chosen to rally with one of the most corrupt politicians in the state, if not the country this week,” said freeholder director Patrick Scaglione. While our opponents prefer to stand side-by-side with a candidate who was accused and tried by the

GOP official doubles down on Lance

Following tonight's 7th district congressional debate, a top Somerset County GOP official reaffirmed her support of Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) and took a shot at his Democratic challenger, Tom Malinowski. “When Tom Malinowski threw a dart at a map to determine where he would move to run for office he should have done more research into his opponent," said Somerset County Republican State Committeewoman Janice M. Fields, the Bernards Township

Gaburo calls for release of Franklin statue emails

Somerset County Republican Chairman Al Gaburo on Tuesday called for Franklin township and its deputy mayor, Shanel Robinson, to release all emails related to the creation of a monument part there following the publication of emails written by Councilman Rajid Prasad in the Franklin Reporter & Advocate. "It is deeply troubling to me that someone who is running for county office touting transparency in government appears to be engaged in