Frank LoBiondo is doing his best to avoid a primary challenge from the teabaggers and probably spit out his coffee when he read in the Atlantic City Press that he had taken sides in who the Cape May Republican committee should support for Freeholder. Before the fire got to hot, LoBiondo sent out a letter to members of the Republican Party denying reports of the endorsement:
The Press of Atlantic City reported that Freeholder Director Beyel said I endorsed John McCann (“Beyel said U.S. Rep Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd, also endorses the slate”). THIS IS NOT ACCURATE.
I was not part of the decision making process by the Cape May County Republican organization. I was not asked for my opinion nor consulted with in any discussions concerning the party’s decision not to endorse Jerry at any time.
Once I found out about it as the rest of you did, I made it clear I would not be involved in the committee preference vote process.
But now it is being reported that I am. I AM NOT.
You have to love the strategic use of capitalization for emphasis. The Democrats don’t have a challenger yet, so as long as he can avoid a primary, its a pretty clear path to two more years. He’s already got incoming fire from his own side of the aisle and is trying to keep his profile as low as possible.