WEFER ANNOUNCES NOTICE OF INTENT TO SEEK NOMINATION HAS BEEN FILED WITH 19 GOP COUNTY CHAIRS
Englewood Cliffs, NJ- Dana Wefer, a 35 year old attorney, former chairwoman of the Hoboken Housing Authority and former Democrat, has officially filed her intent to seek the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate with 19 Republican County Chairs, the campaign announced Thursday afternoon. The campaign filed notices with the Bergen County Republican Organization on January 27th and all other counties except for Hudson and Essex on February 7, 2018 by regular mail.
“I am thrilled to officially throw my hat in the ring for the GOP nod and look forward to a robust democratic process through the primary over the next few months,” Wefer said. “One of the Republican Party’s strengths is that the candidate selection process is more democratic than that of the Democrats, where party bosses have obediently lined up behind Bob Menendez despite his ethical issues.” Senator Bob Menendez, the incumbent Democrat who recently escaped retrial on public corruption charges, cemented support among Democrat leaders after an ominous warning to fellow Democrats stating “To those who were digging my political grave so they could jump into my seat, I know who you are and I won't forget you.”
Wefer is optimistic that the democratic primary process in the GOP will draw early attention to the race and attract Independent voters in the general election. “This democratic process will be the backbone of growing the GOP in New Jersey as we reach out to Independent-minded voters and wake up the electorate to the fact that the GOP is the party that celebrates our common values concerning the importance of free speech, personal liberty, and the power to self-govern.”
The primary election is on June 5th, 2018 and registered Republicans as well as unaffiliated voters may vote in the GOP primary. Voters who are registered with a party other than Republican must file paperwork by April 11th to participate in the GOP primary. Party declaration forms are available at http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/form_pdf/party-affiliation-form.pdf.