Nuclearized Democrats in LD 11 take it as a good sign that Republicans want them annihalated.
It means the GOP sees a contest when a statewide perception exists that there isn’t one.
“My opponents are running an ugly campaign,” said Democratic challenger Vin Gopal. “They’re accusing me of being a party boss, of laundering money, of deep political corruption…for a job I had for college credit when I was 20 years old.
“That’s a desperate tactic,” Gopal added in the face of a GOP mail piece depicting a washing machine crammed with money. “The incumbents are spending tens of thousands of special interest dollars trying to ruin me because they know that Monmouth County voters are ready for a real change.”
Along with running mate Red Bank Councilwoman Kathy Horgan, Gopal is mounting a challenge to Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande.
The challenger’s last days salvo inludes multiple mail pieces, the multiple of which will be negative, and radio and TV presence.
“We are accusing Vin Gopal of being a full-fledged member of the corrupt New Jersey Democratic machine, which voters rejected overwhelmingly when they elected Governor Christie and they continue to reject today,” LD 11 GOP campaign manager Tom Fitzsimmons told PolitickerNJ.com. “Was he getting college credit when he worked for Dennis Kucinich, the most radical left-wing Democrat presidential candidate in recent memory? How about when he worked for the Progressive Democrats of America, advocating for single-payer healthcare? The fact is, he would oppose the Christie reform agenda because is a left wing ideologue and a cog in the Democrat machine. All we’re doing is pointing that out to people.”