Palatucci Cautions GOP about ‘Wasting’ Money on CD7 Contender Becchi

Should Rosemary Becchi and Tom Kean Jr. compete for the GOP nomination for the Congressional District 7 race next year, Becchi feels that she has a decent chance of winning, as average voters like having a choice and care more about the issues and their lives instead of political dynasties.

The Rosemary Becchi campaign for Congress in District 7 packed $387,000 into her warchest by the Oct. 15 filing deadline.

That pales in comparison to the roughly $1 million war chest of state Sen. Thomas H. Kean Jr., the other Republican looking to challenge Democrat Tom Malinowski next year. Still, it’s a respectable figure for a candidate with much less name recognition than the son of a former governor.

But if Bill Palatucci, who represents New Jersey on the national Republican Committee, has his way, Becchi won’t be getting any more campaign checks.

An email from Palatucci making the rounds in Republican circles urges folks to forget about donating to, or raising money for, Becchi.

It says that if people really want “to help the state party or Leader (Jon) Bramnick, (they) wouldn’t be wasting … money contributing to Rosemary’s doomed 2020 campaign. A Washington D.C. lawyer/lobbyist is a terrible message for us in CD-7 next year.”

It adds that such luminaries as Chris Christie, Bob Hugin, Bramnick, National Committeewoman Ginny Haines and  “all the county chairs and nearly every GOP official in CD-7 have already endorsed Senator Kean.”

Palatucci, a long-time Christie associate, refers all who are interested to a 2018 article by Politico identifying Becchi as a tax policy lobbyist with the Washington D.C. firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber, Schreck.

Closer to home, Becchi oversees Jersey First, a public interest group dedicated to making New Jersey more affordable.

Palatucci said he often gets involved in primaries, but not against the current Republican leader of the state Senate.

Responding to all this, Becchi said, “I am the right candidate,” and she expressed surprise Palatucci feels the need to “bully” her prospective supporters.

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  • ConservativePatriot40

    Beltway Becchi claims we’re “bullying” her! Sad that her only response it to play the Liberal victim card!

  • Tim Cutting

    Palatucci is a Party machine punk as bully! Tom Kean’s son can’t hold a candle to what Rosemary has done during her distinguished career like coming up the the 529! Get the 2 of them facing each other! what are you afraid of Palatucci?

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