The elected members of the Atlantic County Republican Committee will meet on January 26th at the Cologne Fire Hall in Hamilton Township to express their choice for the Republican nominee for president.

?New Jersey is now a player in the presidential primary process and Atlantic County will play an important role,? said Keith Davis, Atlantic County Republican Chairman. ?Our members are excited that they have a voice in the nomination process. The rank and file men and women of our party will have a chance to state their preference for one of the Republican candidates going into the primary.?

Davis said this meeting will provide a great platform for the respective campaigns to make a final grassroots appeal before the February 5th presidential primary.

?It doesn?t get more American or grassroots than talking politics at a fire house over coffee and scrambled eggs with local people. So, we are hoping the candidates themselves will stop in since it so close to February 5th,? said Davis. ?We will at least hear from their campaigns, and then we?ll have a vote.?

The meeting will be held at the Cologne Fire Hall in Hamilton Township at 9 AM on Saturday, January 26th. While only Republican County Committee members are eligible to vote, the proceedings will be open to the public to listen to the campaigns, pick up campaign material and affiliate themselves with the Republican Party. The cost is $20 per person and will include breakfast.

?This is a unique opportunity for all Republican voters and those who choose to affiliate with our party to learn more about the campaigns before casting their votes on February 5,? Davis said.

Republican presidential candidates who will be on the New Jersey?s ballot are: Senator Fred Thompson, Governor Mike Huckabee, Congressman Ron Paul, Governor Mitt Romney, Senator John McCain and Mayor Rudy Giuliani.


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