CORZINE TO RB DEMS: SORRY, NO SEATS LEFT

corzine-mennaRed Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna holds a chair for Gov. Jon Corzine prior to a radio interview at the KaBoom Fireworks on July 3. The Corzine campaign did not return the favor.

It’s official. The most reliable bloc of Democratic voters in Monmouth County has been shut out of their party’s biggest-ever event hereabouts: today’s scheduled appearance by resident Obama at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel.

And the snub comes from the re-election campaign of Gov. Jon Corzine, who was feted and fawned over by the party faithful twice in recent weeks.

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BOROUGH DEMS SNUBBED ON OBAMA VISIT?

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A pair of Marine Corps helicopters rehearsed Tuesday at Holmdel High School for the arrival of President Obama on Thursday. The aircraft are designated as Marine One only when the president is aboard. (Photo courtesy of Manny Carabel)

Red Bank may be a shining beacon for Democrats in heavily Republican Monmouth County, but the party’s most faithful could be stuck at home watching President Obama on television when he appears less than a dozen miles away in Holmdel on Thursday.

redbankgreen has learned that arrangements for two busloads of local Dems who had hoped to be part of the Obama lovefest were canceled earlier this week by the re-election campaign of Gov. Jon Corzine.

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CORZINE TAPS LOCAL BACKERS

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Yeah, this one has to be among the blurriest photos redbankgreen has ever published. But it’s the best shot we got as Gov. Jon Corzine headed back to his awaiting motorcade from the Buena Place home of former Red Bank Mayor Ed McKenna, right, following a fundraiser McKenna hosted for Corzine’s re-election effort Tuesday night.