LD16 Flashpoint: Former Trump Com. Dir. Spicer to Join Pappas for Campaign Event


Sean Spicer, who served as communications director and press secretary for President Donald Trump,  will campaign with fellow Republican Mike Pappas later this month.

Pappas is running for state senate against Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16).

Spicer and Pappas have a history, and the communications expert will join the candidate in Branchburg at the Fox Hollow Golf Club on Sunday, August 22nd for a special event beginning at 3:00 PM.

“Sean got his start as my first Press Secretary when I served as a U.S. Congressman,” Pappas said in an email blast. “I’m honored that he’ll be joining us back in Branchburg on Sunday.”

Said Spicer:

“I am excited to be joining my former boss Mike Pappas in Branchburg on Sunday, August 22nd for an afternoon reception and discussion of my latest book, ‘Leading America’. I hope you’ll join us!

“Mike has served as Mayor, a U.S. Congressman in the House of Representatives, and as the Regional Administrator of the US Small Business Administration. He is uniquely qualified to serve New Jerseyans in the State Senate,” Spicer added.

On July 21, 2017, Spicer announced his intention to resign as White House Press Secretary. … According to The New York Times, Trump asked Spicer to stay on, but Spicer announced his resignation after telling the President he “vehemently disagreed” with the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci.

Pappas and Zwicker are contending for an open state senate seat.

Veteran state Senator Kip Bateman (R-16) earlier this year announced his decision not to pursue reelection.

2021 will be a tough legislative year for the GOP, he said at the time.

“I’ve been doing it for 38 years and my family thought you’ve dedicated half your life to public service, maybe it’s time to take care of yourself,” explained the senator, in reference to his decision not to pursue reelection. “I thought I could have won again. It was not an easy decision. I have a lot of friends in Trenton. I love being a senator. I’ll really miss it. I was never a Trumper. I didn’t vote for him. I didn’t believe in his style and I think he’s hurt the Republican Party.  I’m proud to be a Republican, but the Republican Party in New Jersey and around the country really needs to redefine ourselves. What happened in Washington was a disgrace.”

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