Shore GOP infighting hits non-profit food pantry

A battle that has been brewing between rival shore area Republican factions has the party split in many different directions. That split within the once strong shore area Republican factions has made its way into the non-profit Ocean and Monmouth food bank called Fulfill.

Former Republican Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno has been the CEO for the organization for two years. Under that agreement, Guadagno has had to remove herself from partisan politics, but politics seem to have found her.

Yesterday, it was reported that Guadagno was soon to be ousted by the Monmouth County Board of Commissioners after she was criticized by the board for failing to apply for COVID-19 relief funding under the CARES act.

Today, Guadagno announced her resignation from the post she’s held for just two years. Guadagno’s real crime was endorsing popular Monmouth Republican Serena DiMaso after the establishment GOP railroaded the incumbent lawmaker earlier this year.

Monmouth County Sheriff Shawn Goldman and the Monmouth GOP backdoored DiMaso. Golden’s forces were now taking aim at Guadagno. Golden openly supports Jack Ciattarelli, Guadagno’s 2017 gubernatorial opponent. It’s not sure exactly why the Monmouth GOP has taken aim at the former Lt. Governor, but in response Guadagno decided it was best to go back to the private sector.

Fulfill eventually got CARES Act funding, but Guadagno is still stepping down. Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that will now allocate $10,000,000 in funding to the state’s food pantries.

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