Myers can’t win without Gilmore

Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore’s statement to the Asbury Park Press on the third district Republican congressional primary is extraordinarily significant: Chris Myers ran a very negative, personal attack against Jack Kelly. I think Mr. Myers has to recognize the consequences of taking such action.” If Gilmore, the leader of the state’s Republican County Chairmen and the head of one of just three GOP machines remaining in New Jersey, takes a walk on Myers, then the seat will likely go Democratic.

The race for Jim Saxton’s seat in Congress, which has been held by Republicans since 1884, is viewed as one of the most competitive districts in the nation this year; Democrat John Adler, the Chairman of the State Senate Judiciary Committee, has over $1 million cash on hand.