At a scheduled meeting of the county Republican chairs this evening, party leaders expect Cape May County GOP Chairman Marcus Karavan to succeed Jose Arango as chair of the GOP chairs.
An attorney from Wildwood, Karavan became chair of the Cape May Republican organization in 2016, succeeding Mike Donohoe, who left the position to become a superior court judge.
A source told InsiderNJ that he does not expect anyone to challenge Karavan to be the next chair of the chairs.
In other business this evening, there was some back muttering among leaders about U.S. Senate nominee Bob Hugin’s plans to pony up $37,500 to each county chair for use in the coming general election cycle.
He made the promise at one point, but chairs weren’t sure if tonight was the night he would deliver those checks.*
“He’s definitely maxing out to party organizations,” a source told InsiderNJ, who admitted to not knowing when.
A retired Celgene executive, Hugin announced his 2018 candidacy for the U.S. Senate amid expectations of his moving some money into the party’s coffers.
*Editor’s Note: No checks tonight.