Donations to Democrats, recent conversion to Republican Party call into doubt Princeton millionaire’s conservative bona fides
Little Silver, NJ- Halfacre for Congress spokesman Tom Fitzsimmons revealed today that self-proclaimed Wall Street insider Scott Sipprelle, who is running in a Republican primary in NJ-12, was not even a registered Republican until 2007, according to a search of public records. Fitzsimmons said that the revelation, coming on the heels of Mr. Sipprelle’s donations to House Democrats only months ago, calls into question Sipprelle’s qualifications to be the Republican candidate in District 12.
“When we revealed Mr. Sipprelle’s donations to Chuck Schumer and House Democrats in January and Mr. Sipprelle refused to explain them, people started asking ‘What’s this guy’s story..is he really a Republican?’,” said Fitzsimmons. “So we decided to do a simple check of public records to find out, and it turns out that before 2007, Mr. Sipprelle was not a registered Republican. ”
Fitzsimmons continued, “I think this just adds to the questions about Mr. Sipprelle’s credibility, and frankly, his electability. In order to defeat Rush Holt, you’re going to need a huge turnout of Republicans and you have to get a significant majority of undeclared voters to vote for you. Why would Republicans want to vote for a man who was giving money to Democrats only months ago, was less than truthful when asked about it, and wasn’t even a registered Republican until 3 years ago? And why would undeclared voters trust a Wall Street insider whose actions don’t match his words? Didn’t they just vote against that in November?”
Fitzsimmons concluded “For Republicans in the 12th District, the choice has never been clearer. Mike Halfacre has cut property tax rates and spending in Fair Haven two years in a row, and barring massive cuts in state aid this year, will cut the tax rate again this year. Those aren’t words, those are actions. Unlike Scott Sipprelle, people know where Mike stands: he is a Republican, who will take the same Republican principles to Washington that he applied in Fair Haven. That is a message that all the money in the world can’t buy.”