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Goldberg Lands Column A in Republican Primary in Ocean County, Hugin Column B

TOMS RIVER-Brian Goldberg, represented as Ocean County MAGA (Make America Great Again) Republicans has secured the coveted Column A in the 2018 June 5th Republican primary for senate.

Bob Hugin, a pharmaceutical exec who is self-funding his $8 million campaign to defeat embattled Democrat Senator Robert Menendez, along with the Regular Republican Organization will be in Column B.

Goldberg has been running a grass roots effort as the campaign underdog, touting the line of President Donald Trump, which could prove to be a smart move in Ocean County, but could get him into trouble in the more liberal areas of the mostly blue Garden State.

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On the other side, Hugin has been trying to present a more stately image, including his recent trip to Israel to commemorate the opening of America’s new embassy in Jerusalem.

While Goldberg is more of a what you see is what you get type of candidate, Hugin remains to many, a mystery.   Other than railing Senator Menendez for his corruption scandals and innefectiveness as a senator, many on his Facebook page continue to question his platform and principles going into the primary.\

Hugin is a former “Big Pharma” white-collar executive and served in the United States Marine Corps as an infantry officer according to his biography.

Goldberg is blue-collar small business owner, running his family’s decorative concrete business. Both would need a big win in Ocean County to pack in the votes needed to defeat Menendez.

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Hugin’s trip to Israel could pay dividends when it comes to Lakewood’s large Orthodox and Hasidic voting bloc.

The election will be held June 5th.



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