High-energy third-party candidate pitches to Tea Party

Matt Riccardi

by  New Jersey Herald

HAMPTON — Despite a low member turnout typical of late-summer gatherings, the Skylands Tea Party was full of energy on Wednesday night due to the group’s guest speaker.

Constitutional Party gubernatorial candidate Matt Riccardi brought his message of “Liberty, Integrity, and Prosperity” to Sussex County and told the attendees he was running for the state’s highest office because “New Jersey is at a pivotal point.”

“I stepped up to the plate because I knew New Jersey was at a really bad point in its history,” Riccardi said. “I didn’t realize how bad it actually was.”

Riccardi, 30, of Neptune (Monmouth County), is a Marine and married father of three who runs a business started by his father. He said his choice to run for governor was based on a desire to reform the system of corruption that he believes permeates every level of government in the state…

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