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A Tea Party Victory in New Jersey? Itís election day and the polls are closer than you think.
American Spectator ^ | 10.16.13 | Kevin Mooney

Posted on 10/16/2013 1:04:53 PM PDT by neverdem

When a liberal reporter asked Steve Lonegan if “Sarah Palin was too far-right for New Jersey,” Lonegan did what Republican candidates for Senate have not done in recent memory: He went on offense.

“I don’t think it’s far right to support small business owners and to support taxpayers who are struggling,” he shot back. “Sarah Palin is a wonderful mother. She was also a wonderful governor and an excellent role model for women.”

That’s not how Republicans coming out of the Northeast typically respond when they encounter a hostile reporter. And if you ask Amy Kremer, chair of the Tea Party Express, she will tell you that Lonegan’s blunt, rhetorical style is also out of place in Washington, D.C., where the party establishment appears set to cave in the fight over funding for Obamacare.

“We thought we could push the party to the right,” she said, addressing thousands of Lonegan supporters gathered at the New Egypt Speedway in Ocean County, New Jersey on Saturday...

--snip--

The operative word “almost” is why Diane Bagley Robb, a Hamilton resident, wants to know why Karl Rove and his organization American Crossroads have gone missing in New Jersey.

“The party establishment thinks you have to be RINO, and you have to be moderate to win,” she said. “But I know a lot of moderate Republicans who have lost in this state and in other parts of the country. But now we have a genuine conservative so where is the rest of the party?”

--snip--

Most importantly, neither side seems to be saying that the race isn’t close.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: corybooker; lonegan; newjersey; sarahpalin; senatorbooker; stevelonegan
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Rove was a disaster in 2012. We need more RINOs like we need more holes in the head.
1 posted on 10/16/2013 1:04:53 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Not gonna happen. As soon as the polls are closed, the dead start voting and the Democrats start “finding” votes.


2 posted on 10/16/2013 1:06:14 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: neverdem
No matter what happens, it was a great feeling to vote for him this morning.

I didn't have to compromise or hold my nose.

3 posted on 10/16/2013 1:06:48 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

Booker by 14+


4 posted on 10/16/2013 1:07:29 PM PDT by shoedog
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To: neverdem
Diane Bagley Robb, a Hamilton resident, wants to know why Karl Rove and his organization American Crossroads have gone missing in New Jersey.

Rove is a RINO quisling

5 posted on 10/16/2013 1:07:53 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Little Ray

I promise you. In many districts the voting machines came preloaded with votes for booker.

They will also wait to tally their votes till the likely Lonegan districts report. Then they’ll just manufacture the needed votes.


6 posted on 10/16/2013 1:08:15 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: neverdem

Well, let me disabuse you of this notion of Booker losing.

The election is not even close. Booker +8.


7 posted on 10/16/2013 1:08:23 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Usagi_yo

Bring out your dead !


8 posted on 10/16/2013 1:11:01 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: wideawake

Thankful to see. I just hope other “R” voters turn out in spite of today’s disgust with the overall party. Good luck New Jersey.


9 posted on 10/16/2013 1:11:15 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Little Ray

Exactly. The “voting” will continue on and on until a sufficient number is found to put the Dem over the top.


10 posted on 10/16/2013 1:11:21 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

A box of previously unknown “absentee” ballots will be uncover in Newark later tonight/


11 posted on 10/16/2013 1:12:47 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Coleus; jocon307; Alberta's Child; Pharmboy; Calpernia; Malsua; dead; nj26; OldFriend; Clemenza; ...
“If It’s Not Close, They Can’t Cheat!”

Offer to take family and friends to vote!

12 posted on 10/16/2013 1:13:33 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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VOTE FOR STEVE LONEGAN
TODAY!!

Please donate to FR today!!
We have the need for speed!!

Let's finish this Thon quickly
so Jim can fully recover without
hosting the fundraiser for two months :)
Thank you!!

13 posted on 10/16/2013 1:13:39 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Usagi_yo
The important takeaway is probably that Bob Menendez - a far less attractive candidate than Cory Booker - beat Joe Kyrillos, a RINOish candidate, by 20 points in the 2012 election.

Lonegan - a zero-compromise, straight-up conservative - will likely do much better against a better Democrat candidate than the RINO did.

14 posted on 10/16/2013 1:15:08 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: neverdem

Go Lonegan.


15 posted on 10/16/2013 1:17:00 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Col Frank Slade

The found ballots won’t be necessary. This is Jersey. It is solid blue. There are some red counties and districts, but the people there are outnumbered by the parasite class.


16 posted on 10/16/2013 1:17:54 PM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: neverdem

the polls are closer than you think....

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How close is that supposed to be? Off year and a special election so not a lot of push but is it really close?


17 posted on 10/16/2013 1:18:55 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport
Monmouth poll says Booker +10, Rutgers Booker +22, Quinnipiac Booker +14.

It's hard to imagine that Lonegan could pull it off - but turnout is low and it is a weird day for an election.

18 posted on 10/16/2013 1:21:30 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: deport

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2013/senate/nj/new_jersey_senate_special_election_lonegan_vs_booker-3938.html


19 posted on 10/16/2013 1:22:23 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Al Franken is on his way with a large box in his trunk.


20 posted on 10/16/2013 1:28:14 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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