Beck and Gopal Find Themselves Sitting Next to Each Other in Long Branch
They’re already trying to grin through the discomfort in LD11 – and that’s a contest that won’t be decided until November.
When the Hillel Yeshiva School in Long Branch honored retiring state Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) last week, two empty chairs stood in an otherwise packed house.
Democrat Vin Gopal occupied one of them; and sure enough, state Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) grabbed the other, to force standing room only.
There the two of them were: the senator and the man who wants her seat, elbow to elbow and forced to make polite conversation. In a departure from what is likely to ensue with the unfolding intensity of this general election contest, their interaction was cordial.
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Beck has no chance. She and Guadagno are RINOs, and conservatives will not vote for them.