Ocean County News

Republican National Convention May Move to Florida; Holman Still Not A Delegate

TOMS RIVER, NJ – The New York Times reported that the Republican National Convention is moving out of North Carolina and into Florida.

“Republicans expect to move their national convention from Charlotte, N.C., to Jacksonville, Fla., a shift planned after President Trump told officials in North Carolina that he did not want to use social distancing measures aimed at halting the spread of the coronavirus, according to three senior Republicans. The decision could change, the Republicans cautioned, but as of now, officials are on track to announce the new location as early as Thursday,” the New York Times reported.

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Even with the move to Jacksonville, Ocean County GOP Chairman Frank Holman is still not a delegate for the party.  Instead, the wife of his arch-nemesis, George Gilmore is.   Joeanne Gilmore was chosen by the RNC as an Ocean County delegate to the convention.  The move is a huge smack in the face to the flailing chairman whose county remains in flames, with infighting and division as we head into the 2020 election cycle.  Holman, who spends most of his time, including nearly the entire COVID-19 pandemic hunting in the American mid-west has been an absentee chairman of the once most powerful Republican organizations in New Jersey.

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