These results show the strength of Republican officials and their political clubs and organizations in Atlantic County. They show that most voters in our county are happy with Republican leadership in county government and in most suburban towns. They show the positive effect of organized candidates running as a team from Governor to Township Clerk in a single column. They also show the negative effect of running alone in a remote position on the ballot.
My campaign was 100% issue based. Although I failed to win more votes than my opponent, my campaign did make a lot more people aware of important issues that have been ignored for far too long. Nearly a third of active Republican voters supported me in spite of all these obstacles. This shows that Republican leaders, candidates, and officials need to pay attention to these issues.
I intend to resume my work with Liberty and Prosperity. The mission of that organization is to learn and teach the importance and relevance of New Jersey’s motto. Only liberty creates prosperity. Efforts by government to “create jobs” by taking from some and giving to others is a form of socialism. It destroys both liberty and prosperity. That organization also teaches the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective free citizen. The key to making New Jersey a land of liberty and prosperity again is to have more well-informed, independent free citizens.
Finally, although the “regular” Republicans outspent me by at least six to one, my supporters did donate more than $20,000. This was a very significant amount. It allowed me to deliver our message through radio, TV, and mail. This, together with hours of work done by volunteers forced the media and the establishments of both parties to pay attention to us and the issues that concern us.
It will take weeks to understand why we didn’t win more votes, and how we can improve our work. However, I can say right now that I am very proud of, and grateful to everyone who helped us reach so many people during the last six months.