Republicans Use Horse Race Fundraiser To Help Fund November Races

Township Republican chairman Bob LaCorte, right, said his candidates will be working hard this fall to win seats on the Township Council.

Township Republicans were finally able to hold their annual horse race-themed fundraising party, although the race had to change.

Party faithful gathered May 19 at the home of Ken and Dayna Lemieux for the Preakness Race “Fun-Raiser.” The event is normally tied to the Kentucky Derby, but bad weather forced a rescheduling.

Members of the Republican slate for Township Council, as well as state Assembly and Senate, were also on hand.

Running under the GOP banner for Township Council are Laxman Kanduri in Ward 1, Scott Siegel in Ward 2, Beverly Briggs in Ward 3 and Nabil B. Choueiri. The Republicans are not fielding a candidate in Ward 4.

Somerset County Freeholder Brian Levine, a township resident, is running for re-election.

On the state level, township residents Daryl Kipnis, Nadine Wilkins and Robert Quinn are running for state Senate and Assembly, respectively.

Party chairman Bob LeCorte said his people will “be working as hard as we can, we’ll be out seeing as many people as we can.”

“Any election is up to the folks in the town, if they’re happy with everything, that’s one thing, if they’re unhappy, that’s when it’s time to make possibly a change and have a little bit of voice on the council,” he said.

2017 GOP Preakness Race Fundraiser


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