In the aftermath of the GOP Primary season, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) will hold numerous town hall events in an attempt to connect with regular Republican voters. The gubernatorial candidate held his first such event yesterday in Bridgewater, and intends to do more – hopefully many more, according to Somerset County GOP Chairman Al Gaburo.
“Jack’s strength is that he’s willing to answer real questions, and Kim is not willing to do that,” said Gaburo, referring to Ciattarelli’s opponent, Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno.
“We want to do as many as we can: ten, 15 or 20 of them,” Ciattarelli’s ally added of the town halls. “The team is actively talking to folks to schedule them. We had asked Kim’s campaign to do a debate in each county, and they never responded. So the town halls are a way to get to as many counties as possible.”
Since she harvested the bulk of establishment Republican lines, the releases from Guadagno’s campaigns have focused on Democratic front-runner Phil Murphy.
One of those attacks can be found here.
“It’s disrespectful of GOP voters,” said Gaburo, when asked if he believes the LG is looking past the GOP Primary at the fall contest in defiance of Ciattarelli’s efforts.
“We’re going to keep talking to Republican voters,” Gaburo added.