So Christie’s Director of Constituent Service says his ‘Town Halls’ are “private meetings on private property? (check ken’s link) What’s Christie so worried about that he has to control these ‘public’ ‘Town Halls’ so tightly? If Grossman does continue to make this point, it will be interesting to see if he gets any media attention for it. Promoted by Rosi
I don’t agree with GOP candidate for governor Seth Grossman very often, but on this issue he happens to be right. He has an interesting blogpost on his campaign website describing how he was nearly arrested for distributing literature at Christie’s campaign rally disguised as a Town Hall. He raises some important issues involving free speech and right of assembly. Keep in mind Steve Lonegan got himself arrested for doing the same thing at a Corzine Town Hall. and the charges were later dropped.
It will be interesting to see if Grossman seriously contests the restrictions on free speech at these campaign events. He is a lawyer and a former Atlantic County Freeholder, so he knows his way around.