Smith to Face Heavy Challenge in June Primaries as Trump Calls for Ouster | Yoel Ackerman

Chris Smith has represented New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District since 1980. Yet he is set to face his toughest challenge yet, as former President Trump has called for his ouster.

Monday was the deadline to submit petitions to get on the ballot for the June 8th primary. Trump has been upset with Smith for voting in support of President Biden’s trillion-dollar infrastructure spending bill in December. Trump has also been upset with Smith for certifying the 2020 Presidential election in favor of Biden, as Trump asked many Republican congressman, including Smith, to not certify.

Most of Smith’s GOP challengers are strong Trump supporters and have included some form of America First slogans. Mike Crispi is a name to watch, with 580 petition signatures and a current Conservative Podcaster.

Robert Shapiro, of Lakewood, has garnered 203 petition signatures and is also expected to be on the Primary ballot in June.

Trump ally, Roger Stone is running the campaign of Crispi. Stone, a political strategist since the 1980’s has run numerous successful presidential campaigns, both on the Democratic ticket as well as the Republican ticket. The fact that Stone is getting back into the political scene, to help challenge a 20-term sitting congressman, is huge.

The 4th District election will include the towns under the redrawn districts that take effect in 2023, following the redistricting resulting from the 2020 Census. Lakewood and Toms River are currently in the district. Smith, who is based in Toms River and submitted 705 signatures, is the candidate supported by the Monmouth County Republican Organization and the Regular Republican Organization of Ocean County.

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  1. You keep on missing the main reason for Trump’s opposition. It’s not the infrastructure bill or the certifying of the election.
    It’s that Smith voted in favor of the Jan 6 committee. Most other republicans, (I.E. Jeff Van Drew ) didn’t.

  2. This isn’t the first endorsement Trump bungled:

    “Very sad but, since he decided to go in another direction, so have I, and I am hereby withdrawing my Endorsement of Mo Brooks for the Senate. I don’t think the great people of Alabama will disagree with me. Election Fraud must be captured and stopped, or we won’t have a Country anymore,” Trump added.

    Recently, Trump has been displeased with Brooks’ view of the 2020 election.

    • Source please…..

      “Human trafficking “cries out for a Herculean response,” said Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), who has authored legislation on the matter since the ’90s. “It falls to each of us – and like-minded people everywhere – to wage an unceasing campaign to eradicate human trafficking from the face of the earth.”

    • True. Smith is known for his fight against it.

      Smith has been really good for our Kehilla. Even though he is a Republican, we should support him and show Trump that his interests are his interests, not ours. Just because someone thought an insurrection should be investigated doesn’t mean he is a bad politician.

  3. Just the fact that Mike Crisipi is running with anti Semitic Justin Lambs wife, and endorsed by Dan Rodrick, is enough of a reason not to vote for him and vote for smith, Mike is also being endorsed by George Gillmore which is a convicted felon.
    I’m not sure why a yid would even think of voting for Chrispi.

  4. Smith has been a true l friend and has helped so many of us over the years, both individuals and communally. Let’s have some loyalty and appreciation. Why wouldn’t you vote for him?

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