In his bid to become Hudson County’s Republican Party Chairman, Joshua Sotomayor Einstein cites another reason he believes current Chairman Jose Arango needs to be removed.  His views were submitted to Hudson TV in the following Op Ed piece:                                                           

More Evidence Arango Needs to Go: The Democrats Pet Republican Attempts to Install Another Democrat Operative in a GOP Office

Jose Arango is the problem with the Hudson County Republican Party.

Arango, a nominal Republican who works for the Hudson County Democrat Machine but is Chairman of the Hudson County Republican Party, has a long history of endorsing and supporting Democrats (sometimes even with GOP money), attacking Republican candidates and activists, and harming the Republican Party .

On May 26th, weeks before the Hoboken GOP election meeting, by decree, and without an election or legal authority to do so, Arango has declared a known Democrat operative to be the head of the Hoboken Municipal Republican Party.

Arango may be the county GOP chairman, for the time being, but he is not above the law which explicitly states that every municipal political party is required to choose their leadership through elections. The Republicans of Hoboken are the only ones empowered to decide who their leader is and are not bound by attempted organizational dictatorship through social media posts. No matter how desperate Arango and his fellow Democrat operative he recruited (Joseph Branco) are to prove their relevance to the left-wing Democrat masters they serve, one cannot supersede an election.

Moreover, Joseph Branco, the Democrat operative Arango is attempting to install as part of his transparent attempt to serve his bosses on the political left, also has a long and documented history working for the Democrats. Branco can be seen in pictures below from his own social media at Democrat fundraisers as recent as 2020, hobnobbing with Democrat bosses such as Senator Bob Menendez, Democrat State Senator Sacco, and at a presidential fundraiser for Democrat Senator Corey Booker in 2019. As has been reported, it is widely known in political circles that Branco asked for and received the blessing of the local left wing Machine Democrat political bosses before switching parties.

Republicans in Hoboken, and indeed, across Hudson County, no longer want to live under a GOP Chairman who works for the Democrats and attempts to rule the county GOP as a dictator.

If the GOP is to grow in Hudson County, it needs new leadership that works with the municipal GOP leadership, committee members, and the grassroots, not for the Democrats.

Together, we can make the Hudson County Republican Party Republican again!


NJ GOP State Committeeman

Joshua Sotomayor Einstein