The Mercer County Republican Committee is seeking qualified candidates for the November 2nd, 2021 Election for:
(1 Seat) NJ Senate LD15,
(2 Seats) LD15 Assembly Seats,
(1 Seat) NJ Senate LD14,
(2 Seats) LD14 Assembly Seats,
(2 Seats) LD16 Assembly Seats,
(1 Seat) Mercer County Surrogate and
(3 Seats) Mercer County Freeholder Seats.
All past, present and future community leaders please send a Letter of Intent and resume to MCRC Candidate Screening Committee, Mercer County Republican Committee
email: MercerCountyRepCom@gmail.com, no later than January 31st, 2021.
All submissions confidential.
2021 Mercer County GOP Nominating Convention date and time to be announced.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT LISA RICHFORD, CHAIR 609-954-6273 Lisa@lisarichford.com
MERCER COUNTY REPUBLICAN CAPITAL CLUB
P.O. Box 10535
HAMILTON, JERSEY 08650
December 21, 2020
Subject: 2021 Mercer County Republican Capital Club Membership
Dear Fellow Republicans:
These are challenging and difficult times for our Republic. I am writing to ask that you to join the Mercer County Republican team that is energized and committed to supporting and electing Republicans to office. We are working on recruiting quality and qualified candidates for years to come. The best way for you to do that is by joining the Capital Club and also by supporting our next event.
I have been excited to see the outpouring of support from all corners of the County and the State. If you are a Mercer County Republican Committee person, I am asking that each Committee person make an additional vested minimum donation of $100.00 or whatever you are able to, to the club. By becoming vested, you will become a valuable member of the team. No amount is too small in these unique times where we are unable to gather to have traditional fundraisers and share time together with one another. As a member, you will also receive invitations to Capital Club events that will allow you to interact at this time virtually with County and State political leaders. Your membership will also help to fund County Republican operations and support campaigns throughout Mercer County.
In closing, I ask that you support the Mercer County Republican Party by joining and or renewing your membership to the Mercer County Republican Capital Club. Application attached, please make your check out to “Mercer County Republican Capital Club” and return to: Mercer County Republican Capital Club, P.O. Box 10535, Hamilton, NJ 08650.
Thank you for your time, consideration and support of the MCRC and I look forward to working with you to elect Republicans to all levels of government.
Lisa Richford, Esq.
Chair, Mercer County Republican Committee
Paid for by MCRC, P.O. Box 10535, Hamilton, NJ 08650
MERCER COUNTY REPUBLICAN CAPITAL CLUB
Mailing address: P.O. Box 10535, Hamilton, NJ 08650
2021 MEMBERSHIP and RENEWAL
Membership in the Mercer County Republican Capital Club is one of the easiest and most important ways to show your support for the Republican Party. As a member you will have the opportunity to meet informally with both political and government leaders, all while building the Republican Party throughout Mercer County. The Capital Club membership entitles you to attend at no charge two events during the year sponsored by the Club.
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Paid for by MCRC, Cynthia Simon, Treasurer
P.O. Box 10535, Hamilton, NJ 08650
It is two weeks since Election Day and about a week since my last update on the general election. A lot has happened since November 3, so I want to give you a brief update.
First, the hundreds of thousands of mail in ballots that were uncounted last week are largely counted now and, as expected, were very favorable for Republicans. Our data in the lead up to Election Day indicated a late surge of GOP votes, and that proved to be true. County election boards are now on to counting provisional votes and are required to finish counting and certify the results by this Friday, November 20.
Here are the most notable developments from around the State, in the last week:
There are still tens of thousands of ballots that will be counted between today and November 20 and we're closely watching county and municipal races across the State as our strong Republican candidates move into the lead.
Additionally, we had a very informative conference call with Bill Stepien and Justin Clark, the President's campaign manager and deputy campaign manager. They let us know that they are fighting hard in courts around the country to make sure every legal vote is counted. They are fighting to protect the rights of, of course, the President, but also candidates around the country in other states who have the right to a free and fair election. We remain thankful for their hard work and that of the President and Vice President.
And finally, as many of you know, the Georgia US Senate races are going to run offs on January 5, 2021. The GOP has 50 of the 100 Senate seats, so holding these two are critical and they need our help. There are two main things you can do to help.
1. The RNC has asked states around the nation to dial into Georgia to turn out conservatives. Sign up to make phone calls into Georgia via Trump Talk by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Contribute to the Georgia Battleground Fund, which is chaired by Governor Chris Christie and Karl Rove nationally, and our RNC Committeeman Bill Palatucci here in NJ. The below letter from Karl Rove has more information, and you can contribute directly here: https://secure.winred.com/senate-georgia-battleground-fund/joint-cjc_bp
You can reach out to Nicole for more information on the Georgia Battleground Fund at email@example.com.
As this unconventional election cycle comes to a close, you can be sure that the NJGOP and our team is going over our plans and activities from the previous year, analyzing the data we have presently, and doing an assessment of what worked and what needs to be reworked for the future. 2021 is right around the corner, and we’re already hard at work identifying vulnerable Democrats to unseat, including Governor Murphy, and building our war chest for the fight to come.
Over the last three years we registered over 200,000 new Republicans in NJ, erasing 23 years of lost registrants. Whole we scored some great wins this year, we still have a long way to go. We won't take our foot off the gas as we continue our fight to turn New Jersey red. Thank you for standing with us and for your continued support.
Chairman Doug Steinhardt
October 17, 2020 PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Censorship, disgusting behavior and statements by Dem Mayors! Mayors resign!
Lisa Richford, Chair Mercer County Republican Committee calls for Dem Mayors resignation
This past week, two separate actions by area democrat mayors showcased the vulgar and petty nature of democrat politicians and why the party is in decline. In Pennington, Mayor Joseph Lawver was caught removing letters from President Trump by opening sealed federal CoVid relief foodboxes for the poor. They crumbled up each one and threw in trash. See President Trump’s Letter that was retrieved from trash. Mayor Lawver’s desire to “cancel” a positive message from the president thanking farmers overrode all sense of safety and propriety. He and his team were filmed in the operation 1) not wearing face masks or gloves thereby introducing possible contamination and 2) people who the messages were meant for were denied a note from their president. Will he next go into their mailboxes to censure messages he doesn’t like?
Meanwhile In Flemmington, Mayor Betsy Driver posted on her Facebook page calling conservatives “religious zealots” and sneered “If you voted for the orange monster with COVID, go f--- yourself. If you plan on voting for him again, unfriend me and go f--- yourself again.”
These are not serious public servants, they are simply crude, petty political hacks using their positions to attack people in their communities with whom they disagree.
If Mayors Driver and Lawver do not have the personal shame to step down, I call on the Democrat party to publicly denounce and disavow themselves of them to discourage this lack of decorum and petty behavior within its ranks in the future.
Lisa M. Richford
Chair, Mercer County Republican Committee
Governor Phil Murphy’s gross overreach of power and blatant abuse of Executive Orders has been clear since the start of the COVID Crisis, but he’s gone too far this time. While our team has joined forces with President Trump and the Republican National Committee to fight for our right to vote at the polls, this election is too important to leave to chance.
If the Court does not rule in our favor, we must fight back with our voices and our votes.
While Vote-By-Mail is not our first choice, we may have no other option. Today we are launching www.NJGOP.org/VBM which will be a central hub of information for how to cast your vote under this system.
While Chairman Steinhardt and President Trump’s team fight for us in the courts, please join us as we help New Jersey voters navigate the Vote-By-Mail process today.
By David Wildstein, August 11 2020 7:40 pm
Lisa Richford was re-elected Mercer County Republican Chair tonight, easily defeating Lawrence Republican Club President Falk Engel by a vote of 86 to 42, a 67%-33% margin.
The reorganization meeting was held outdoors at the Hamilton VFW.
Engel had recently entered the race against Richford, who survived a recall attempt in September 2019 after organizers fell short of the two-thirds majority they needed to remove her from office.
Richford now faces a general election in one of New Jersey’s bluest counties.
Mercer County Republicans haven’t won a countywide race since County Clerk Cathy DiCostanzo was re-elected in 2000 (although Chris Christie carried Mercer in 2013) and have become nearly extinct at the local level.
With the loss of Yaede and the Republican councilmembers and the defeat of Hopewell Township Committeeman John Hart by Democrat Courtney Peters-Manning in 2019, it has left Hightstown Councilman Lee Stults the only Republican elected in a partisan race in the entirety of Mercer County.
Stults is not seeking re-election this year and his replacement, James Eufemia, lost his bid for a council seat by a 2-1 margin last year.
Recently re-elected Mercer County Democratic Chair Janice Mironov has pledged to take the last Hightstown seat from the GOP this year.
Republicans did not run any candidates for freeholder in 2019 and have none this year.
Anthony Conti was elected 1st vice chair and Sherry Sinatra-Henderson was elected 2nd vice chair.
July 20, 2020, 7:07 pm | insidernj
Rep. Smith Welcomes Endorsement of New Jersey Professional Firefighters Association
Rep. Chris Smith today welcomed the endorsement of the New Jersey Professional Firefighters Association (PFANJ) which represents over half of New Jersey’s approximately 6,000 professional firefighters. PFANJ members come from small fire districts as well as full-time 24-hour suburban and urban fire and rescue agencies across the state.
“Chris Smith has been a consistent and influential advocate for firefighters and other emergency responders and we are delighted to endorse him for reelection,” said PFANJ President Steve McConlogue. “Rep. Smith is a bipartisan leader who has worked hard to ensure that our first responders have the equipment, other federal support, and representation needed to ensure that fire departments and communities can work best to provide safety and protection for NJ citizens,” McConlogue said.
“Most recently, Chris helped secure federal funding to purchase essential personal protective equipment needed to protect our firefighters during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to working with him during this reelection and in the many years to come,” McConlogue added.
“The brave men and women of the PFANJ who step up to serve our communities and come to our aid in times of crises epitomize the valor and dedication of the American spirit,” Smith said. “We are all indebted to our firefighters and EMS professionals—and their families—who make untold sacrifices for our safety and protection. I thank them for their service and am honored to have their support,” he said.
Smith, a member of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, has an extensive record of supporting and strongly advocating for federal programs that assist local entities in paying for fire personnel, equipment, and other support.
The official business of the 2020 Republican National Convention, including the formal nomination of President Donald J. Trump, will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 24, 2020. This vital party business is, of course, the primary purpose of any national convention.
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