NJ GOP State Committeeman, Joshua Sotomayor Einstein, officially launched his campaign for Hudson County Republican Chairman on Monday, December 16that Mulligan’s Pub. The campaign kickoff, which began at 7pm and continued until after 10pm, was covered in the media prior to the event on Patch with onsite reporting by “The Pulse with Peter B.”, Hudson County’s premier county focused TV program. The evening of drinks, appetizers, and good conversation was attended by a packed room of supporters united, along with tens of thousands of Republicans in the county, in the desire to have a county GOP that is loud and proud. Supporters at the launch party came from Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, North Bergen, West New York, and elsewhere across the county.
At the kickoff Sotomayor Einstein made the case for why Republicans of Hudson County deserve to have an authentic county level Republican Party, highlighting how the current paper-fiction county GOP organization works for the county Democrats. Sotomayor Einstein went on to state that “Republicans deserve a county party that will work for libertarian and conservative values, engage in outreach, support Republicans, and that will grow the party.” He continued that even non-Republicans “need a county Republican Party because a one-party system, whether the old Soviet Union or the Hudson County Democrat machine, hurts every resident by creating a sense of impunity amongst the Democrat political bosses. Only with a county GOP independent of the Democrats, can we offer a better alternative to their policies of constantly raising the cost of living for the people of our county.”
Event attendee’s enthusiastically asked questions on how the byzantine county party system works and what they could do to help build a strong Republican Party. Sotomayor Einstein discussed how county organizations legally work, how they function in areas with two parties, how strong county GOP’s operate in other areas, and the current Hudson County GOP dysfunction. When asked about his leadership history, Einstein discussed his experience engaging in public debates, speaking engagements, street fairs, rallies, and campaign trainings as well as the opinion columns he has written that have been published in over two dozen newspapers and websites.