Once again, tax-cutting Fair Haven Mayor triumphs over self-funded Wall Street insider
Little Silver, NJ- 12th District Republican Congressional candidate Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre won an upset victory last night at the Middlesex County Republican Organization screening committee vote in Old Bridge by a 22-14 margin, a result that Halfacre pointed out was becoming a trend.
“I am humbled and honored that a significant majority of the Middlesex County Republican screening committee members voted for me as the best candidate to defeat Rush Holt in November,” said Halfacre. “This is now the sixth consecutive group of informed and engaged citizens who, when given the choice between a Republican mayor who has cut taxes and another wealthy former Wall Streeter, has chosen me. As we move toward the full convention on March 27th, I will continue to contrast my record with that of my opponent, and I am confident that my message will resonate with the convention delegates in the same way it did with the screening committee.”
Halfacre was referring to the endorsements he has received from five major New Jersey Tea Party groups over the past two months.
Halfacre pointed out that a significant amount of his support came from municipal organizations in Middlesex and said that fact should not be lost on the leadership of the party.
“I know part of Mr. Sipprelle’s appeal to some of the Middlesex Republican leaders has been his promise of financial support, but I’m hopeful that after tonight’s vote, some of those leaders will listen to what many grassroots leaders are saying- they don’t want the rich candidate, they want the right candidate. And in this environment, I think more and more people agree that a mayor who has governed by traditional Republican values and has cut property taxes and spending is the right candidate."