Kyrillos' Camp 'Grateful' for Romney's Support

Presidential hopeful to attend fundraiser for U.S. senator candidate Wednesday in Bernardsville.

Just one month after U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez lured the country's vice president to a local fundraiser at a private home, his challenger is bringing a big name of his own to the area.

A (R-Monmouth), a Middletown resident, will be held Wednesday at the home of a Bernardsville attorney that will feature Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

"We are grateful for Governor Romney’s support for Senator Kyrillos' campaign against Bob Menendez," Kyrillos' campaign manager, Chapin Fay, wrote Tuesday in an email to Patch.

Menendez held his own high-profile event last month in a Morris Township home where tickets sold for $1,000 each and was attended by Vice President Joe Biden.

About 140 people attended the event, which raised about $400,000, according to the Menendez campaign.

Edward Deutsch, a managing partner of the law firm of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, and his wife are Wednesday afternoon for the Kyrillos event.

The fundraiser, which is closed to the media, begins at 3:30 p.m. Bernardsville Police Chief Kevin Valentine .

Menendez, who is seeking his second full term as U.S. senator, has announced former President Bill Clinton will attend a fundraiser of his in June.

However, Kyrillos' camp feels the incumbent is losing steam.

"Governor Romney is in New Jersey because Joe's campaign is gaining momentum and Bob Menendez is in trouble," Fay said. 

Fay said Kyrillos, 52, and Romney aim to make changes as "Barack Obama and Bob Menendez offer us only more of the same: more spending, more taxes and more job-killing regulation," he said. 

"As Senator Kyrillos travels New Jersey, and Governor Romney the nation," Fay said, "the message is loud and clear: the people of New Jersey and throughout America simply cannot afford more of the same."

Herky April 26, 2012 at 01:41 AM
GO JOE!! People we Have had enought of these do nothing for the people incumbents.. Vote out Menendez!! I have been a 51 year voting Democrat. NO MORE!!
Barzillai April 26, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Mitt and Joe can share stories about how they are going to lower the tax burden on the super wealthy, get rid of immigrants and put women in their place. Ah, it will be a wonder to behold.


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