Sources within the New Jersey political world and D.C. consultants say there’s a chance Mr. Gianforte will throw his hat into the race for Governor of New Jersey. The New Jersey Primary for Governor is June 6, 2017, just enough time to spend 6 million to push disgruntled Republican primary voters away from embattled GOP front-runner Lt. Governor Kim Gaudagno whose ties to Governor Chris Christie’s bridgegate scandal will ensure a Democratic win.
It appears Gianforte is seeing the writing on the walls here in Montana. With his polling numbers looking worse every day in the race for the House of Representatives against Rob Quist, Gianforte will become a two-time loser in Montana politics.
Greg Gianforte is going to use his most famous skill and outsource himself out of Montana.
That’s it. He’s done. Unless Gianforte wants to keep running ever year for every open seat, and then eventually the voters just take pity on him and vote him in as Secretary of State, you know, the Corey Stapleton strategy.
But with his brand in ruins and looking for the door it makes sense that Gianforte would decide to throw out his camo and rhinestone jeans, put on some fake tanner and throw his gold chain into the race for Governor of the Garden State.
Gianforte has been on the east coast a lot lately and meeting with D.C. consultants. It’s been reported he is absent from the campaign trail in Montana, too busy with other work. Wonder what other work he has been up to if he is too busy to meet with Montanans.
When Gianforte was setting up his run for Governor, he tried to buy influence by donating money to organizations and universities. You all remember the backlash over Gianforte’s obscene yard sign that is now MSU’s Gianforte School of Computing. Gianforte recently got in hot water again by giving his hate money to his New Jersey alma mater, the Stevens Institute of Technology.
Gianforte has received positive press in New Jersey for this donation and is considered a local hero for his business work at AT&T Bell Laboratories where he made his millions. With his D.C. consultants and Republicans on the ground working his message, it’s more and more likely that Gianforte hopes to be the spoiler in the divided Republican primary race for New Jersey Governor. This makes sense because everyone knows he wants to be the CEO, the boss, not 1 member of congress out of 435.
Like Gianforte, Governor Chis Christie used his own fake folksiness and ability to be an asshole to convince the voters of New Jersey to elect him twice. But Montanans have a nose for bullshit, and look poised to reject the phoniness of Gianforte again.
If golden son Gianforte returns to the New Jersey where he made millions, it is likely the people of New Jersey would appreciate his ties to Wall Street, which is across the Hudson River, and authentic east coast values. Here’s hoping Jersey Gianforte sells his Gallatin River mansion to never again threaten Montanans’ public access or invades our lives through endless T.V. ads.