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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
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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To: neverdem

That’s my point. It doesn’t seem that close but maybe it will turn out different that the polls have shown.


21 posted on 10/16/2013 1:28:41 PM PDT by deport
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To: neverdem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZTNkOJTZRM


22 posted on 10/16/2013 1:31:00 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: deport

It’s just sad that articles have to note how unusual it is for republican candidates to actually stand up for themselves when leftist reporters give them crap.

Except for a few like Lonnegan, the gop has become the party of mush.


23 posted on 10/16/2013 1:33:35 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Little Ray

Yep. Enough of Obama’s peeps and Soprano crews to put any Jersey election in the Dem column.


24 posted on 10/16/2013 1:34:23 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: neverdem

Fight the Power!


25 posted on 10/16/2013 1:37:43 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: neverdem

They aren’t close at all. Booker by 8-10


26 posted on 10/16/2013 1:47:56 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: montag813

True. But less than a year ago, Menendez beat a RINO by 20.


27 posted on 10/16/2013 1:49:19 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

My wife & I just got back from voting.
For a change we did not have to hold our noses either.
We here in Belvidere Warren County will be solidly for Lonegan. Hopefully some other areas will come with us.


28 posted on 10/16/2013 1:53:24 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: wideawake

As of 4:53pm, most conservative districts in the state are facing issues at the polling places, whether it is missing voter data or lack of access due to construction.

Democrat disenfranchisement tactics at work.


29 posted on 10/16/2013 1:58:32 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (President Stompyfeet....Priceless.)
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To: needmorePaine

“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.”

If NJ was that far gone Christie would have never been elected. The Dems that win the governor’s office are always white guys; the state is only 14% black (by the new definition - 1 drop of black blood) and the governors don’t come from the cities. The most worrisome trend is the import of Hispanics to replace the fleeing American-Americans; Booker won the mayor’s race in Newark with them, and if he wins this he has them and the new generation of white trash to thank. Blacks in NJ are actually weak politically; Hispanics already have a Senator here.


30 posted on 10/16/2013 2:19:47 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: neverdem

Done and done!


31 posted on 10/16/2013 2:28:05 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: neverdem

Just voted in West Wildwood at about 5:00. I was number 106. The poll workers were expecting no more than 50 people total for the day. With 3 hours left, it might get to 150. This tells me Lonegan did well down here. I hope the rest of the state feels the same way.


32 posted on 10/16/2013 2:49:19 PM PDT by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: neverdem

Send help!!! Its like the Walkiing Dead here in NJ and for some reason they are all congregating around voting places. /s

Booker will win this by simple virtue of the fact that he has been a horrible Mayor and is corrupt. While a killer to a political career in some states that is a ringing endorsement here in NJ.


33 posted on 10/16/2013 3:02:25 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: FlipWilson

Voting machines reported down in GOP areas.They can’t win a fair fight.
http://weaselzippers.us/2013/10/16/voting-irregularities-in-njsen-race-reported-by-lonnegan-campaign/


34 posted on 10/16/2013 3:13:15 PM PDT by pawpawrick (I had a life once but my job ate it)
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To: shoedog

How many empty houses in New Jersey still voted today???


35 posted on 10/16/2013 3:24:53 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: kearnyirish2

I would say it is pretty far gone here. Remember, Christie was elected in large part because people hated Corzine. Also, his was one of those elections that was a reaction to Obama’s 2008 win, along with the VA governor and Scott Brown. I just voted Lonegan, and I would be very happy to be very wrong about the outcome, but I doubt it will happen.


36 posted on 10/16/2013 4:39:24 PM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: needmorePaine

Christie was elected because of high taxes (which is also why he isn’t facing any serious challengers for re-election); NJ property owners have had enough. As long as the state is in horrible shape, the Dems will have to fight for it; our underclass is miserable as well, and high unemployment ensures they will be for years to come.


37 posted on 10/16/2013 5:05:07 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: neverdem

Booker ahead by only 7% with 22% counted a few minutes ago - anything within 10% I think is a sign that the “Republican Brand” hasn’t been as tarnished by the evil government shutdown as ‘rats and RINO’s like Perino and Krauthammer would like to think....


38 posted on 10/16/2013 6:07:15 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Seriously, what is with Perino?! Her and Rove should take the quiet road like W did.


39 posted on 10/16/2013 6:09:44 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane
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To: World'sGoneInsane

It’s tuneout time for me when I see her face appear on the screen anymore - I guess she’s just part of the old-guard who jealously reacts when the new guys on the block start to get some attention - she seems to think quite highly of herself and I think lately, since she predicted Cruz and the tea-partiers would fail in their attempts, she’s happy to be saying I told you so at the way things are turning out.....


40 posted on 10/16/2013 8:54:58 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ
I think lately, since she predicted Cruz and the tea-partiers would fail in their attempts, she’s happy to be saying I told you so at the way things are turning out.....

She is a failure not to see what just happened! This was only one battle. What will the average person remember most about this shutdown?

41 posted on 10/16/2013 9:21:13 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (I need a new tag line...)
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To: Little Ray

you’re right about that and in the housing projects they vote alphabetically...


42 posted on 10/18/2013 8:12:06 PM PDT by Coleus (Vivat Jesus)
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