Niemann may back down from re-election fight

There is much speculation among Monmouth County Republicans that Frederick Niemann will not seek re-election to a second term as GOP County Chairman. Niemann won the post two years ago when he ousted 17-year incumbent William Dowd. Niemann has been under fire for comments made regarding terrorists, for public statements aimed at circumventing rules regarding fundraising by county organizations, and for the defeat of several candidates perceived to have had his backing at county conventions. Several Republican sources say that Sheriff Joseph Oxley wants to replace him.

Niemann may back down from re-election fight