Morris County Republican Committee chairwoman Laura Marie Ali denounced a social media post by a candidate for 24th Legislative District for its lewdness.
Warren County Commissioner Jason Sarnoski wrote an instagram post Feb. 27 about Sussex County Commissioner Dawn Fantasia’s support for the gas tax. Sarnoski and his running mate, Lafayette Board of Education President Josh Aikens, have attempted to portray themselves as the true conservative choices for the district versus Fantasia and her running mate, Chester Township Mayor Mike Inganamort, who they stated would push “the woke ESG nonsense.”
Sarnoski wrote that “Not only is Dawn more than happy to bend over to the special interests and let them do it, she’s going to tell you to your face that you should too. Vote with your wallet and vote against Gas Tax Dawn.”
The Warren County lawmaker also stated that “New Jersey has some of the highest taxes in the nation. Dawn Fantasia is in the pocket of special interests who support a new high price gas tax…the Republican caucus is supposed to stand against taxes and protect your wallets from the sticky fingers of big daddy government.”
Ali characterized the post as “despicable’ and the language had no place on the campaign trail.
“No man running for office would ever be subject to this kind of lewd, sexual innuendo, but for some reason Commissioner Sarnoski thinks it’s okay to apply them to Dawn Fantasia,” Ali said in a press statement. “I am sorry, this is no coincidence. This sexually-charged language is intentional and I won’t stand by and let Dawn be victimized in that way.”
But Sussex County Republican vice chairwoman Kelly Ann Hart responded that Fantasia’s and her supporters can not claim a moral high ground when her running mate for State Senate, Assemblyman Parker Space (R-24) has a history of offensive comments about women in politics.
“Dawn Fantasia is currently running on a ticket with a candidate who has called women candidates ‘bitches and whores,’” Hart said. “In her last election in 2021, her running mate likewise referred to a woman school board member as a ‘bitch.’ She has said nothing about either of these.”
The dustup comes after the Space-Fantasia-Inganamort ticket received the county line at the Morris County GOP convention. In the Assembly contest, Inganamort, the only Morris resident in the race, finished first with 78 votes, followed by Fantasia with 69. Sarnoski recorded 25 votes and Lafayette Board of Education President Josh Aikens 17.
Space, who along with his running mates received the endorsement of retiring State Sen. Steve Oroho and Assemblyman Hal Wirths, received 80 votes compared to Steve Lonegan’s 14.
Late last week, Lonegan told the New Jersey Globe that he was dropping his bid for the Republican nomination for State Senate but has not made any formal announcement.
May they all stew in the swill of their combined asleep toxic juices stirred by soulmate George Santos!