State Rep Candidate Splits With Witzke After Tuesday Radio Show Appearance

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On Tuesday Gregory Wilps, State Representative candidate for Newark’s 24th district announced that he is distancing himself from the Lauren Witzke campaign.

The move came just a few minutes after Witzke appeared on the Rick Jensen radio show today.  Prior to the announcement, Wilps was the media booking agent for the Witzke campaign and was responsible for setting up Tuesday’s interview on WDEL.

Witzke was appearing on the show to discuss her recent social media comments regarding  Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) and a meme of three black babies dancing. As the interview began Witzke stuck to her guns and defended her use of the meme pointing to RBG’s stance on abortion.

During the interview, Witzke was asked about her staff and some comments made by them in the past. Witzke defended her staff and indicated that she was not going to fire them. The conversation remained contentious throughout the interview, finally ending after Witzke accused Jensen of parroting Democrat mega-donor George Soros talking points.  Jensen is a conservative radio show host.

Several conservative callers called into the show after the interview to tell Jensen they would not be voting for Witzke.  Wilps also called into the show to tell Jensen that he would be disassociating himself from the Witzke campaign based on what he heard on the show.

Jensen told his listeners that he was going to take a look at Independent Party candidate Mark Turley and Libertarian candidate Nadine Frost.

We have an email into Wilps for comment.

This is a developing story.

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