It’s hard to resist a rock star, or so must have figured Peter Murphy, the Republican municipal chair of Totowa, who appeared with Bon Jovi and Democratic Freeholder Terry Duffy at a Phil Murphy for Governor exclusive event held at the millionaire’s mansion.
Republican Murphy bonding with Democrat Murphy with Jon Bon have Passaic, Morris and Bergen County GOP chairs seething.
As a consequence of the controversial Totowa chief’s public support of the Democratic gubernatorial candidate. Passaic County Regular Republican Organization (PCRRO) Chairman John Traier and Morris County Republican Committee (MCRC) Chairman John Sette, are pulling their support for Peter Murphy’s hand-picked 2017 40th District Team of Passaic County Clerk Kristin Corrado for State Senate and Wyckoff Mayor Kevin Rooney and Chris DePhillips for Assembly.
In a release today, the Chairmen, along with Bergen County Republican Organization (BCRO) Chairman Paul DiGaetano, have jointly said they intend to select and support a new team of dedicated Republican candidates to replace outgoing 40th District State Senator Kevin O’Toole and Assemblymen Dave Russo and Scott Rumana.
Their bombshell comes days before Assemblyman Scott Rumana is set to receive State Senate Confirmation of his gubernatorial appointment to the Passaic County Superior Court. Upon elevation to the bench, Rumana would be required to retire from the Assembly. His replacement is required to be chosen, no later than 35 days after the vacancy occurs by the elected GOP County Committee Members from the municipalities included in the 40th District (Bergen, Morris, Passaic, and Essex).