Skip to comments.Palin, Levin Bring the Conservative Fight to Christie's Backyard
Posted on 10/11/2013 5:04:27 AM PDT by cotton1706
Sarah Palin and Mark Levin are hitting the Garden State this weekend in the hopes of buoying Republican Senate candidate Steve Lonegan's campaign against Cory Booker. In the process, their appearance in the "largest grassroots campaign event in New Jersey history" will serve to remind establishment Republicans why abandoning New Jersey to Democrats and media darlings was a mistake. Palin and Levin are the latest in a string of big-name Republicans (Sen. Rand Paul and Gov. Chris Christie among them) to lend their support to Lonegan, running on a Tea Party platform that has opponent Booker branding him a "flame-thrower." They are taking their support one step further, however, by bringing the enthusiasm of conservative rallies in traditionally red states deep into the heart of New Jersey, the state responsible for electing both Jim McGreevey and Jon Corzine to its highest office and, yes, launching Booker's career.
All traditional wisdom indicates that these may be unfriendly waters for the duo. The rally, which some predict will break state records, places Palin where she is most comfortablespeaking candidly directly to votersand boosts Lonegan's national stature. Lonegan's immediate chances at a victory against Booker, however, appear slimmer than the candidate, who calls it a "neck and neck" race, admits. The numbers show his deficit against Booker to have narrowed by about 5 points since Christie's endorsement, down from 16 to around 11 percentage points with less than one week to election.
while these polls give Booker a comfortable lead, they also demonstrate that time invested by conservatives in New Jersey races pays off. Whatever the results of Tuesday's election, the presence of conservative stars like Palin and Levin in the state serves to remind conservative voters there that they are not dismissed or forgotten by the Tea Party wing of the movement.
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Quite possibly one of the most ill-informed posts I’ve read on FR in a long time.
I disagree. Lonegan is a true conservative. Brown was not. And I live in MA so believe me, I can tell.
Though you are correct to be cautious. Look at Kelly Ayotte. Conservative to get elected but John “Emperor” McCain took her as an apprentics should one of his other minions (Graham) fall and now she’s a RINO.
You really dont know what you are talking about with regards to Lonegan. He’s a solid conservative and has been for a long time. Most conservatives did not vote for Christie in the primaries. Secondly, its Mark Levin not Levine.
Well, it’s called feet to the fire. One win is one term and he can be replaced by a real Conservative if he fails the party.
Lonegan is not winning. The Hudson County NJ machine has the fraud machine kicked into high gear. The “lost” votes are already hidden in some trunk somewhere.
-——, places Palin where she is most comfortablespeaking candidly directly to voters——
Now that is a great statement of fact, no hype, truth.
Sarah is a great conservative, a ringing voice of truth.
She is not however a candidate
Well I was thinking about driving 6 hours to get back to my home voting district in Hunterdon County, but now that you say it's a lost cause, I guess I will just stay where I am and shelter in place.
I know one of Lonegan’s advisors. (I I won’t reveal his name.) He and I were in YAF together and attended Conservative Caucus events together. Lonegan is one of us. (Remember, he ran against Christie in the gubernatorial primary.)
Remember, conservatives opposed Ayotte in the primary.
This one could go either way right now. If Booker has single digit leads now, he should be very worried. After all, NJ did elect Christie as well as Todd-Whitman. The shutdown is hurting the dems big time. Obama is a 37% now and Harry Reid has the most unpopular rating of any politician on Capital Hill. Obamacare roll out last week is only confirming to the public on how unpopular it is. It is truly a disaster. This race is to replace The Laut, who was out of touch with the public as he aged and he was not very popular. NJs junior senator is a sex maniac who regularly took underage girls out of the country for sex. All of this sets the stage of a huge upset.
Lonegan needs to continue to attack Obamacare and link Booker to Obama and the democrat senate. Booker is a rubber stamp for Obama and Reid. He also is the mayor of Newark (a place that no New Jersey residents want to go). Lonegan will do something that Laut, Menendez and Booker can’t do: actually represent New Jersey instead of Washington D.C. The shutdown and the complete inaction of the Senate has made that crystal clear this last week.
Of course, Booker could easily win by 15 points. After all, we are talking about New Jersey, a place where they just re-elected a child molester to the Senate last November. But with Obamas approval rating of 37%, the government shut down and the closure of memorials to veterans, don’t be shocked on Tuesday night if the news out of NJ is a “shot heard ‘round the beltway”.
“Of course, Booker could easily win by 15 points. After all, we are talking about New Jersey, a place where they just re-elected a child molester to the Senate last November. But with Obamas approval rating of 37%, the government shut down and the closure of memorials to veterans, dont be shocked on Tuesday night if the news out of NJ is a shot heard round the beltway.”
Hey, it happened here in MA with Scott Brown. I can’t begin to tell you the shock that reverberated through this state when Ted Kennedy’s seat went to a republican. Unfortuantely, Brown blew it, but the point is, it can be done!
I really see similarities between this and the Mass race. A rat candidate with big name ID who was convinced they had it in the bag, went out of state to parties while the opponent put shoe leather to the curb.
It will be tough, but if Booker cannot mobilize the gunshot victims in Newark, he’s going to be in serious trouble. He’ll get most of the libtard locales of course. Lonegan can make this an upset if he maximizes turnout from the conservative bastions and there is low turnout in general.
For the most part, Lonegan has been playing this very strategically, and he creamed Booker unequivocally in the debates.
This is a little like if Rahm Emmanuel ran for senate in Illinois. He would be the favorite being a lib, but his disaster record in Chicago could set the stage for a Republican upset.
The problem I see will be retaining the seat. It’s up again in 2014, and if the rats lose the special, they will no doubt pump in millions to get the seat back. Who would they run? Booker again? Nah.
With all this in mind, Lonegan is a solid conservative from the testimony I have heard. He’s not going to go native. He’ll ‘stay out of the Bushes’ so to speak.
And while often North East Republicans are huge disappointments, lets look at the current RINO caucus leadership. Graham, McLame, McConnell, Cornyn, Alexander, Corker, Chambliss, Hoeven, Boozman. These clowns are all from deep red states! And most of them keep getting elected!
Instead of worrying what a NJ Republican who actually gets elected and is not appointed by Pizza the Hut might do, we should be asking ourselves why the hell states like Georgia and Tennessee are shipping weapons grade crapola to the US senate.
Frankly I think even a close loss will send reverberations. The liberals and the moderates love the myth and the narrative that only their types can win in the northeast, and thus they work to undermine conservatives early. But the Brown win shattered that myth and they’ve been working to put it back together.
Reagan’s conservatism swept the nation, including ultra liberal states like NJ, NY, MA, etc. But milquetoast moderates like the Bushes, Dole, McCain, Romney etc, didn’t even come close to winning them (except for Reagan’s third term election in ‘88). An articulate conservative with few skeletons in his or her closet can cream a liberal democrat here. But they have to get the nomination, and the powers that be always thwart them.
I’m pulling for Lonegan! And a Lonegan win could boost Cuccinelli next month.