The Monmouth County GOP advisory committee will meet tonight to choose the party endorsed candidates for the June primary.
Coming off dominating performances at the Middlesex County GOP Convention, Scott Sipprelle and Diane Gooch have to be considered the favorites in congressional 12 and 6 respectively. If Gooch and Sipprelle win the primaries, expect a Washington vs. Wall Street theme in the general election.
Shaun Golden will be unopposed for the sheriff's nomination.
The only suspense of the night will be the selection of a Freeholder candidate to be incumbent Rob Clifton's running mate. The favorites are Neptune City Mayor Tom Arnone and former Middletown Committeeman Tom Wilkens. Spring Lake Councilman Gary Rich has yet to figure out how to garner countywide support within the party.