Are the Democrats attempting to pick the winner of the Republican primary for Congress in the 5th District?

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February 23, 2018

Are the Democrats attempting to pick the winner of the Republican primary for Congress in the 5th District?

Gottheimer Supporters Now Backing John McCann

Hackensack, NJ – The Lonegan for Congress campaign is questioning if Democrats have infiltrated the ranks of the Republican Party in the 5th District now that a prominent New Jersey family with ties to Democrat Josh Gottheimer is publicly supporting John Mcann in the Congressional race.

Harry Shortway is the Mayor of Vernon Township, in Sussex County.  His father, also named Harry Shortway, is the Mayor of Midland Park, in Bergen County.

Harry Shortway of Vernon was the most prominent Republican in Sussex County to endorse liberal Democrat Josh Gottheimer for Congress.  His father, who held a patronage position with the Democrat Sheriff of Bergen County, recently told GOP officials that he too was supporting Democrat Gottheimer.

On Sunday, February 25th, the Shortways will be hosting a campaign event for John McCann's congressional campaign committee.  The event will be held at the family business:  Shortway's Barn, in Hawthorne.  McCann claims to be a loyal Republican, but why are two Republican supporters of the Democrat incumbent supporting him?

McCann was also in the employ of the Bergen County Democrat Sheriff Michael Saudino until announcing his run for Congress last September.

Are the Democrats attempting to pick the winner of the Republican primary for Congress in the 5th District?

FACEBOOK LINK: McCann-Shortway Meet & Greet

Background

Vernon mayor throws support to Gottheimer - New Jersey Herald -

www.njherald.com/20161012/vernon-mayor-throws-support-to-gottheimer

Oct 12, 2016 - Vernon Mayor Harry Shortway, a Republican, said Tuesday he is supporting Josh Gottheimer, the Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett, R-5th District.

Gottheimer getting office space courtesy of Republican mayor | NJ.com

www.nj.com/sussex...ssf/.../gottheimer_gets_district_office_courtesy_of_vernon.html

Jan 21, 2017 - The office in Vernon will be one of six "constituent service centers" in the district operated by Gottheimer, a Democrat who ousted former Republican Rep. Scott Garrett last fall. "He's trying to save money. We have the room," Shortway said. Shortway said the township is not seeking rent for the office and that ...

Bergen County Sheriffs Office leads New Jersey in double-dipping by ...

theridgewoodblog.net/bergen-county-sheriffs-office-leads-new-jersey-in-double-dippi...

Feb 28, 2015 - First-year Sheriff Michael Saudino ranks first among all double-dippers, raking in a whopping $268,000 a year. Saudino, 59, gets a $130,000 pension for ... Undersheriff Harry Shortway Jr. gets $186,000 a year – his $110,000 salary plus $76,000 in pension. Shortway, 72, retired from Ridgewood Village in ...

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