Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Antonucci runs for Handlin's seat

After much behind-the-scenes speculation, Bridget Antonucci has officially announced that she will be seeking Assemblywoman Amy Handlin's freeholder seat.

The Courier received the following e-mail today: [PRESS RELEASE]



At 5:01 PM, Blogger Honest Abe said...

Aaaahhh!!! Ya scooped me!
I was notified of this one early today; unfortunately I haven't had time to post an article.
Rumor has it that Bridget was put up to this by Fred and Amy to split women's votes between her and Anna Little so as to elect DiBella. My source says that Bridget was not in on that part. In other words, she's being used.

At 7:30 PM, Blogger Rich Kohler said...

Mrs. Antonucci has just completed the first year of her term on the Hazlet Township Committee. So far, her most influential act as a public servant was to support Scott Broschart as he, along with Chairman Fred Nieman, failed in a devious bid to usurp a spot on the Republican ballot in Hazlet’s special election to replace Paul Coughlin.

Mrs. Antonucci’s experience as part of Hazlet’s governing body exemplifies that she is more interested in furthering her career as a politician than working to improve the quality of life in Monmouth County.

No positive experience…no positive credibility…positively no seat in freehold!

At 9:39 PM, Blogger Jackie Corley said...

Rich -- Do I smell a column? That whole vote to get you kicked out of the Hazlet Republican Club may suddenly get revived.

At 9:44 PM, Blogger Jackie Corley said...

Abe - that's the rumor I've been hearing too. If the rumor is true and that is, in fact, the motive, it would be unfortunate because the Hazlet Republican club really needs to pull together. Not to mention the fact that there are a ton of issues in Hazlet that need attention.

It's also going to make it difficult for Bridget to seek re-election because the Hazlet Dems will probably beat her over the head with this decision come 2007.

She has a lot of potential as a candidate and I wish her the best of luck, but I think this is just going to harm her political career in the long run.

At 1:37 PM, Blogger Rich Kohler said...

Hi Jackie,

I submitted a column last Friday, but your editor was too busy to check her inbox, so I guess it won't be in this weeks edition.

I did post it on my blog.

At 1:57 PM, Blogger Jackie Corley said...

Hey Rich,

Shom received it, we just had a tight issue this week. I'm sure it'll go in next week.

I heard that a couple people were upset by the Waackaack Creek article. I was really just trying to focus on Annie and Joe and the issue itself as to where it stands now, not trying to make it political.

I have nothing but respect for Scott Aagre and the work he's accomplished while on the TC. I hope he runs for another term.


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