Wednesday, November 04, 2009
After a long and celebratory night, waking up this morning I know I am not alone in feeling a sense of optimism that I haven't felt in quite some time.
Congratulations and thank you to Chris Christie, his family, and his team.
There's lots of talk on TV about the national implications of Chrisite's victory. Appropriately so. The RGA and the RNC played huge supportive role in the NJ victory. It was great to see RNC Chairman Michael Steele in Parsipanny. Jon Corzine made this a nationally significant race by making Obama his de facto running mate and Obama took the bait.
Congratulations to John Curley who never stopped running for Freeholder after last year's heartbreaking defeat. The Monmouth GOP is back in its rightful place as the sheppard of the outstanding quality of life in Monmouth County New Jersey.
Congratulations to Chairman Joe Oxley. Joe promised Christie a 27,000 vote margin of victory in Monmouth County and delivered 64,000...more than half of Christie's margin of victory statewide. In addition to winning back the Board of Freeholders, we had significant municipal victories throughout the entire county. Oxley has done an outstanding job rebuilding our party, from the grass roots up. He should be on the short list for a Cabinet position in the Christie administration. Whether that happens or not, I hope he stays put as Monmouth GOP chairman for at least another term.
Kim Guadagno makes us all so very proud. She will be missed by so very many in Freehold, yet there is no doubt that she will make a historic impact in Trenton.
Congratulations to the Monmouth County Assembly delegation. Special mention to Sam Thompson and Amy Handlin in district 13 who won with a larger margin than than the great teams of Dave Rible and Mary Pat Angelini in 11 and Caroline Casagrande and Declan O'Scanlon in 12, despite the fake poll the Middletown Democrats floated last week.
The Middletown Democrats got Byrned and came up Short. Congratulations to Steve Massell on a well deserved 5,000 vote victory.