Sunday, February 7, 2010

Halfacre Endorsed by NJTeaParty for NJ-12 Congressional GOP Primary

NJTeaParty has voted unanimously to support Mayor Michael Halfacre of Fair Haven, NJ for the Republican nomination in New Jersey's 12th congressional district spanning Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth and Somerset Counties.

The decision was announced following a four-part vetting procedure established by the organization including research, written commitments by the candidate on 21 policy positions, an intensive two-hour hearing, and final review by the membership ending in a vote.

"We are proud to endorse Mayor Halfacre's candidacy for the Republican nomination in the New Jersey 12th congressional district," said Michael Illions, spokesman for the group. "We believe that he is the best candidate to defeat Congressman Rush Holt in November, 2010."

Asked why Halfacre took the endorsement over GOP primary opponent Scott Sipprelle, Illions said the biggest factor was Sipprelle's June 2009 donations to five Congressional Democrats who voted for legislation that the conservative organization opposes.

NJTeaParty is an association of the leaders of individual Tea Party organizations and other conservative organizations for the purpose of maximizing their collective influence.

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