I have learned and confirmed that local Attorney Seth Grossman will challenge former New Jersey Assemblyman Vince Polistina for the New Jersey State Senate in District 2.

Grossman has decided to bypass the fast-approaching Atlantic County Republican Convention and he will instead go right to the June Republican primary election ballot.

Grossman is a former Atlantic City Councilman and Atlantic County Freeholder.

Grossman was the Republican Nominee for the United States House of Representatives in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District in 2018.

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Grossman faced many headwinds in that campaign and in the end, ran a credible race against Congressman Jeff Van Drew.

It was a contest for an open seat back in 2018, with the retirement of 12-term Congressman Frank LoBiondo.

Grossman was brutally pounded by shill national pro-Democrat media, who falsely called him a racist.

Polistina enters the upcoming Republican  Primary as a prohibitive favorite.

However, Polistina can’t and won’t take the Grossman challenge lightly. This will force Polistina to use resources that he would much rather have been able to conserve for the General Election versus Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo.

The Democrats have already cleared their legislative candidates field with Mazzeo for Senate and John Armato and Atlantic County Commissioner Caren Fitzpatrick for the two Assembly seats.

The Atlantic County Regular Republicans have coalesced around Polistina for Senate. On the Assembly side, four Republicans are fighting it out for two seats:

Former Atlantic City Mayor, Don Guardian, Atlantic County Commissioner John Risley, former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General Claire Swift and Atlantic City 6th Ward Councilman Jesse Kurtz.

Risley was a strong Republican Nominee two years ago for the Assembly. However, earlier this week, Risley finished 4th out of 4 candidates in his own home town (Egg Harbor Township).

It was a devastating loss for Risley, because Egg Harbor Township has the most Atlantic Committee votes; coupled with the fact that finishing last in your own hometown looks disastrous for your candidacy.

I have spoken with Grossman and asked him why he has decided to run against Polistina. Here is what Grossman said:

“So far, I have not heard Vince Polistina or Don Guardian speak out on any of the issues that matter most.  Republican candidates should be forcefully fighting leftist indoctrination in our schools, high electric bills for failed green energy projects, and an out of control political class that hasn’t lost a day’s pay from the pandemic, said Grossman.

Polistina’s reaction to Grossman’s challenge:

“Seth Grossmans candidacy is misguided and he is tone deaf towards the views of the vast majority of voters in our district.

This district needs a proven candidate that can win in November and Seth doesn’t fit the bill” said Polistina.

The Atlantic County Republican Convention will nominate Polistina as their endorsed Nominee for the New Jersey State Senate on Saturday, March 20, 2021.

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