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Three things that have to happen for Steve Lonegan to walk away with a win
http://www.nj.com ^ | 10/16/2013 | Darryl Isherwood

Posted on 10/16/2013 3:12:40 PM PDT by Maelstorm

Polls in today's U.S. Senate special election put Republican Steve Lonegan somewhere between 10 and 14 points behind Democrat Cory Booker as voters head out to cast their ballots.

Booker, though his campaign has not been without its foibles, has succeeded in creating an air of inevitability surrounding the race and it remains to be seen if he can stay out in front of a hard charging Lonegan.

Down by double digits with only hours to go before the polls close, here's what needs to happen for Lonegan to walk away with victory.

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: corybooker; lonegan; newark; newjersey; senatorbooker; stevelonegan
I anticipate that this race is going to be much closer than the polls indicate. Anyone on the ground know how the turnout is in places like Newark?
1 posted on 10/16/2013 3:12:40 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Clearly, a great many Americans love their communists.

Uh... sorry... I meant to say, “...love their Democrats.”

Never mind; it’s the same thing.


2 posted on 10/16/2013 3:15:00 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Jack Hammer

besides a miracle


3 posted on 10/16/2013 3:15:36 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Maelstorm
Sad to say, but it is a foregone conclusion that Lonegan will lose big - it is pretty obvious he couldn't close the gap. He never got closer than 10 points.

Turnout in Newark will be fine, dead or alive, citizen or non-citizen.

4 posted on 10/16/2013 3:17:39 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: Maelstorm

The only way Lonegan wins is if fires break out across Newark in all the warehouses containing pre-recorded votes for Booker


5 posted on 10/16/2013 3:18:45 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: MrShoop

Let’s wait and see. Wednesday is not a normal election day and Booker hasn’t been spending a lot of money on this race. I figure he thinks he has it in the bag which it very well may be.


6 posted on 10/16/2013 3:19:29 PM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

That is an idea! lol The unfortunate thing is these kind of off year special election races should be great wins for GOP. We know turnout is going to be down especially in Democrat strongholds so its a matter of investing in getting people to the polls. Lonegan appears to have invested heavily in that. Lets hope it pays off.


7 posted on 10/16/2013 3:21:40 PM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: Maelstorm
Brietbart says that the turn out has been lighter in GOP areas. So much for miracle if that is true. Lonegan just might be our man if Scott Garrett retires. He is definitely a game fighter.
8 posted on 10/16/2013 3:22:02 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: Maelstorm

another lib outlet telling you what Lonegan needs......


9 posted on 10/16/2013 3:23:21 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Maelstorm

Lonegan has no chance at all. This is New Jersey we are talking about here. Though completely unaccomplished, Booker is a media celebrity and will win easily.


10 posted on 10/16/2013 3:24:29 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Maelstorm

The Obamaphones have no doubt been ringing off the hook today.


11 posted on 10/16/2013 3:25:00 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: amnestynone

I was just reading a story that said as much. If so the GOP are just lazy bastards but then again they voted for Chris Cristie who is all about him winning.


12 posted on 10/16/2013 3:25:34 PM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: Maelstorm

If he loses by single digits that would be a great accomplishment considering the NJ electorate.

I like Lonegan but he has a snow ball’s chance of survival in the Texas Summer.


13 posted on 10/16/2013 3:26:29 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Maelstorm

Early reports say turnout in republican districts is light with turnout in dem districts steady. Don’t get your hopes up. It’s going to be Booker in a cakewalk.


14 posted on 10/16/2013 3:26:49 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Maelstorm

It might be possible to miraculously close a 2 point gap, but not a 12 point gap.


15 posted on 10/16/2013 3:27:18 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: Maelstorm
Three things that have to happen for Steve Lonegan to walk away with a win

None of which will happen.

16 posted on 10/16/2013 3:47:23 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: MrShoop

Its been done before in NJ. We are going to see soon.


17 posted on 10/16/2013 4:02:14 PM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: hattend

We will see soon.


18 posted on 10/16/2013 4:05:53 PM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: Maelstorm

Polls close at 8 PM so we’ll begin to hear reports before long. If the voting has been
sparse then the results should be known early. Voting by mail could be a mixer if
the numbers are sufficient.


19 posted on 10/16/2013 4:10:12 PM PDT by deport
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To: MrShoop

Only a democrat can close a 12 point gap.


20 posted on 10/16/2013 4:19:48 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Maelstorm

“Three things that have to happen for Steve Lonegan to walk away with a win”

A meteor strike.
A stampede of Unicorns through Newark.
The Second Coming.

If I’m wrong, I will gladly apologize. But, this being New Jersey....


21 posted on 10/16/2013 4:20:21 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: MUDDOG

“The Obamaphones have no doubt been ringing off the hook today.”

You got it in one....


22 posted on 10/16/2013 4:21:09 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Maelstorm

Exactly. And what proves the Christie is a Dem? (Well many things do) is that the Dems will elect him in Nov. Without all those Dem votes he loses.


23 posted on 10/16/2013 4:22:15 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: tcrlaf

LOL. Now THAT’S the best analysis I’ve heard yet on this one. Couldn’t agree more.


24 posted on 10/16/2013 4:23:06 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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