NJ 101.5 radio host Bill Spadea, a potential Republican candidate for governor, will be the keynote speaker at a GOP group’s Lincoln Dinner at Longshot Pistol and Rifle in Secaucus on Monday, March 27th.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Joshua Sotomayor Einstein and I are excited to be organizing another Lincoln dinner!,” Hispanic Republicans of North Jersey President Hermino Mendoza began in a statement.
“We cannot thank enough all the volunteers who make Republican grassroots activism in Hudson County and beyond possible and we know that March 27 will be a great night, so come have a great time with other Republicans from Hudson County and beyond!”
Earlier this month, Spadea opened a super PAC, Elect Common Sense, where Ocean County GOP Chair George Gilmore is serving as the senior advisor, as the New Jersey Globe first reported.
His expected 2025 candidacy will seek to recruit support from the base of Jack Ciattarelli, a former state assemblyman who lost to Gov. Phil Murphy by about three points in 2021.
Ciattarelli has already made it clear that he plans on running for governor a third time (he lost to Kim Guadagno in the Republican primary in 2017) and is making the rounds across the state, including at the Hoboken GOP Lincoln Dinner last month.
Other guests announced for the March 27th event include Sussex County Commissioner Bill Hayden and Ariana Brown, the former regional field director for the New Jersey Republican State Committee and campaign manager for Shirley Maia-Cusick for U.S. Senate.
Additionally, the dinner will be catered by Hoboken’s M&P Biancamano and attendees, who will receive additional information after they purchase a ticket, are welcome to participate in discounted range time prior to the dinner.