Skip to comments.Lonegan: 'We're going to send Booker back to his parents' house in Harrington Park'
Posted on 07/27/2013 8:48:57 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
METUCHEN GOP Senate candidate Steve Lonegan opened his main headquarters here this morning, bashing Obama Democrats, dismissing Newark Mayor Cory Booker as a "failed mayor," and lustily embracing the movement conservative wing of the Republican Party.
You pick a mentor when you go to the U.S. Senate, the Republican front-runner told a roomful of backers. My two choices are Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.
Proudly pro life and pro gun, Lonegan said he couldnt wait to see the look on the face of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on the occasion of Lonegans inaugural escort at the Capitol Building.
In a brief and animated speech to his supporters, the wall behind him plastered over with "Lonegan - U.S. Senate" signs, the candidate said he was fundraising toward what he believes will be a $4 million campaign for U.S. Senate.
He distanced himself from Gov. Chris Christies comments earlier this week at the Aspen Institute, suggesting the governors position reflects a lax approach to the protection of civil liberties.
This strain of libertarianism thats going through parties right now and making big headlines I think is a very dangerous thought, said Christie, as quoted by The New York Times.
Lonegan said, I respect Gov. Christies work but on this issue we differ.
The candidate for U.S. Senate, a former mayor of Bogota who leads fellow GOP competitor Dr. Alieta Eck, according to the polls, saved most of his dings for Booker.
In his quest to be the U.S. Senator, the Newark mayor in a four-person primary field leads the second-place Democratic competitor by as many as 40 points, according to Quinnipiac University.
I dont know if youve heard of his guy, Lonegan cracked of the well-known Booker. Hes one of the Democrat candidates running for Senate.
Booker was quoted saying he favors a robust discussion on NSA surveillance.
We had that robust discussion it was called the American Revolution, Lonegan said to applause.
He added, Were going to send Cory Booker, the failed mayor of Newark, back to Harrington Park, to his parents house.
The candidate dismissed Booker and the Democratic field of contenders as rubber stamps for President Barack Obama.
State Senator Sam Thompson (R-12), chairman of the Middlesex County GOP, went to the front of the room on the invitation of a Lonegan staffer to soak up some applause, along with John Campbell of Plainfield, whos running for an LD 22 Assembly seat.
A centralized location, Thompson said, when asked why Lonegan's HQ is in Metuchen. The fact that its (Democratic gubernatorial candidate) Barbara Buonos hometown thats a little added benefit, he cracked.
Yeah, right. Do it and I’ll give $2300 or whatever the limit is AFTER the election .
Pro-gun, pro life, Paul-Ted Cruz fan, ..he’s saying the right things that a rightwing Freeper like myself wants to hear. Let’s see in the few months with a combo poll-debate mix and see where’s he’s at.
“The name’s Lonnegan! Doyle Lonnegan! You’re gonna remember that name or you’re gonna get yourself a new game! You follow?”
He’s good on amnesty. He told Chiesa to vote no and attacked Christie in 2009 Gubernatorial primary.
I meant Lonegan is good on amnesty. He told the interim to vote no on the gang bill. Christie has been for amnesty since he had a war of words with Lou Dobbs. Christie says it is only illegal to re-enter.
Rand Paul went on a hispandering tour while Chuck Schumer and Mccain tried to genocide the GOP.
Then we are on the same page.
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