The fledgling political career of 25-year-old Republican Joe Chabot is in shambles. Key advisers have ditched him and senior members of his own party have openly endorsed his uber-liberal opponent Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee.
Joe’s undoing was a secret tape in which he sounds sympathetic to the agenda of the “bloc vote,” downplaying concerns about blockbusting real estate soliciting tactics that have led to widespread resistance and no-knock registries. Joe’s tape scandal led to a firestorm on social media, with GOP Legislator Laurie Santulli ultimately endorsing Jaffee.
Chabot, a former president of the Young Republicans, can still parlay his rejection into political success if he decides to go “full bloc” and carry the banner of Monsey in the Nov. 8 election. Barring that, it will be a long road back to GOP mainstream for Chabot.
The Preserve movement has officially endorsed Jaffee.