Stafford's "Tea Party" Took Control of Local Government Last November. Last Week, They Ousted Establishment's Local Republican Club. Learn How They Did It.
Stafford Township at Parkway Exit 63 has 26,000 residents. It includes Manahawkin and Beach Haven West. In 2010, a handful of conservatives including Mike Mazzucca, Tom Steadman, Eric Libenschek, Steve Jeffries, and Greg Myhre formed a Tea Party Group there. After being ignored and ridiculed by local and county GOP officials, they organized and worked.
They raised money, they ran for public office. They did not run and lose as "independents". They instead joined an existing party, and used Primary Elections to take it over. In 2015, they lost by less than 100 votes, but they did not give up. They stayed active for the next 3 years and ran again last June. They formed a column on the ballot with U.S. Senate and House candidates Brian Goldberg and Seth Grossman called “Ocean County MAGA Republicans”. They won “Column A” in the ballot position lottery.
These “MAGA Republicans” won last June. Then they beat the Democrats (and sore loser Republicans who backed them) in November. This week, this former “Tea Party” group was recognized by Ocean County GOP leaders as the official local Republican Club in Stafford Township. The local Establishment Republican Club that opposed them to the bitter end was ousted.
Seth Grossman is Guest Hosting for John DeMasi tomorrow, Saturday March 16 on WPGG Radio. DeMasi's “Talk With a Purpose” is 3 hours of live 2-Way Talk Radio from 9AM to 12 Noon. Learn about how the Stafford Tea Party took over their local government. WPGG Radio is heard in most of South Jersey at 1450AM and 104.1FM. Or anywhere online at https://wpgtalkradio.com/tags/john-demasi/.