Hill wants Mo’ Money…
TOMS RIVER-After signing a mutual protection pact with his opponent Daniel Rodrick, Toms River Councilman Maurice “Mo” Hill is suing the Ocean County GOP in an attempt to wrangle $25,000 in campaign funds out of his former club. Hill and Rodrick are both running against the endorsed GOP candidate for Mayor, former Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato.
Hill and Rodrick, who was a Democrat until 2018, both agreed not to attack each other, but to focus their political efforts on going after the Republican party candidates during the primary election campaign. Both have since left the Toms River Republican Club.
After breaking from the Republican party earlier this spring after not receiving the Toms River GOP’s endorsement for mayor, Hill formed his own ticket to run against Republicans in the primary.
Now he’s saying the club owes Mo money.
The lawsuit was reported in the Asbury Park Press.
“I need that money to be competitive,” Hill said in the newspaper today because he’s not getting any donations from Republican campaign donors who previously donated to the party since he is running in opposition to the party.
Carmen Memoli, the treasurer of the Republican Club said that his club does not owe the break off candidate a hill of beans. Memoli said Hill resigned from the Toms River GOP club after not getting the endorsement from his peers in the club during a club-wide vote last month.
“He did nothing to help raise those funds,” Memoli said in the interview.
Memoli said the money in the account Hill is trying wrangle mostly came from a fundraiser he held with Toms River GOP Club President Geri Ambrosio and Frank Sadeghi, when they hosted Fox News star, Judge Jeanine Pirro at the Days Hotel last fall.
A judge will decide the fate of the $25,000 this Friday, until then Hill needs to raise mo’ money on his own.
Photo: Maurice Hill posing with establishment GOP leader Virginia Haines. Haines, a RNC chairwoman has endorsed Frank B. Holman to be the next GOP chairman. Holman has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democrat candidates in New Jersey.