|Written and distributed since 2003 by Donald Katz, Esq., Republican State Committeeman for Middlesex County and Counsel, Middlesex County Republican Organization|
Editor’s Note: For some inexplicable reason, sections of this newsletter are underlined and I am not able to remove the underlining, so I am sending this out with the underling so you get the information. Hopefully, this will nof be a problem with future newsletters. Don
VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS GOING OUT. FOLLOW UP WITH ANY REPUBLICANS WHO ARE GETTING THEM TO MAKE SURE THEY VOTE THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Depending on when you are reading this, the vote by mail ballots are about tom go out or are going out. Pursuant to law, the ballots have to start being mailed Saturday, September 23rd. Typically, the ballots to all of the people on the permanent vote by mail list and those people who have already requested a by mail ballot for just this election, go out over the first week from the required start date. There, you need to contact all Republicans in your district or you otherwise know will be receiving the ballot, to urge them to immediately complete it and send it back.
The best and safest way to get these ballots back to the Board of Elections is to drop them off in a drop box. There is at least one drop box in each of our municipalities which is usually near the municipal building or municipal complex. None of the drop boxes have been moved from their prior locations, so if you used one last year, it is still the same place, (with the possible exception of the one in front of the Board of Elections Office, which has recently moved a few hundred yards down the street from 11 Kennedy Boulevard to 26-B Kennedy Boulevard in East Brunswick. I don’t know if that box will be moved in time to min front of 26-B or whether is will still be in front of 11.
The turnout for the last several elections where the top of the ticket was the state legislature has been in the 20 to 30 percent range, so we can’t afford to leave any Republican votes on the table, especially since the people who receive vote by mail ballots in Middlesex County have been actually casting their ballots at almost twice the frequency as the registered voters who don’t receive vote by mail ballots.
Here are some political trivia questions. I hope you enjoy them. The answers are below, immediately above the calendar:
1. What cities hosted Washington’s two inaugurations?
2. Who was the first Native American to serve as U.S. Vice President?
3. Which U.S. President wrote a letter to the press defending his child’s singing?
4. What was Franklin Roosevelt’s depression-era relief program called?
5. Abigal Adams encouraged her husband to “Remember the” what?
6. Which U.S. presidential candidates participated in the first televised debate?
7. Where is the presidential retreat known as Camp David?
I HAVE FINALLY MOVED TO MONROE, THERE IS AN ONLINE AUCTION CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS FOR MANY OF SUE’S AND MY POSSESSIONS AT OUR HOUSE IN EAST BRUNSWICK
As many of you already know, I bought a house in Greenbrier at Whittingham in Monroe and finally moved in a few days ago. My new address is 119 Leeds Lane, Monroe Township, NJ 08831. My cell phone number remains the same: 908-227-9239, as does my e-mail address: email@example.com. However, the land line I had in East Brunswick has been discontinued, but if you wish to leave a message on my new landline, that number is 609-662-7534.
Sue and I have accumulated many things over our lifetimes, and we lived happily together at 17 Buffalo Run in East Brunswick since 1988. There is currently an internet auction on MaxSold.com which runs until it starts to close at 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 28th, with the winning bidders given a time slot on Sunday, October 1st to come and pick up what they won. There are more than 140 lots of items of many types, from women’s clothing, (many with the tags still affixed), to Beatles and other albums, sterling silver flatware, jewelry, quartz rocks, furniture and many other items you might find of interest. Feel free to take a look and bid on anything you find of interest. Go to MaxSold.com and look for current auctions in the East Brunswick area.
FREE NAME TAGS FOR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY AVAILABLE
ANSWERS TO POLITICAL TRIVIA:
1. New York City in 1789 and Philadelphia in 1793.
2. Charles Curtis. Curtis was a member of the Kaw Nation and served as Herbert Hoover’s Vice President from 1929 to 1933. Curtis’ father was white and his mother was one-quarter Kaw, and growing up, Curtis spent time living with his grandparents on the Kaw reservation.
3. Harry Truman. Harry and Bess Truman’s only child, Margaret, briefly set her sights on a singing career. But a 1950 performance at Washington, D.C.’s Constitution Hall resulted in bad reviews, particularly from the “Washington Post.” A protective Truman famously sent an angry note in response, threatening to punch the critic. Cooler heads prevailed, but Margaret later abandoned her professional ambitions.
4. The New Deal
5. Ladies. In 1776, Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her husband John Adams, suggesting some additions to the in-progress Declaration of Independence. She wrote, “I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could.”
6. Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy took part in the first televised debate on September 26, 1960.
7. Camp David is situated about 50 miles from Washington, D.C., in the forest of Maryland’s Catochin Mountain Park.
September 21 (Thursday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) – Old Bridge GOP Road to Victory Reception. Palms Plaza, 343 Route 34, Matawan. $300.00 per person. For additional information or to RSVP, contact Old Bridge GOP Chair Dr. Anita Greenberg-Belli 447 Ticetown Road, Old Bridge, NJ 08857. 732-754-0061.
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October 11 (Wednesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) -Fundraiser of Skye Gilmartin, (14th LD Assembly Candidate), at Ciro’s Restaurant, in Monroe Township with Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger as the featured speaker. Contact the campaign for further details
119 Leeds Lane
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
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