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AP: Democrat Cory Booker wins special Senate election over Lonegan
northjersey.com ^ | 10-16-2013 | Melissa Hayes

Posted on 10/16/2013 6:51:47 PM PDT by servo1969

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To: jersey117
Snooki? I want to know how lautenberg voted.

And I want to know how many times he voted.

51 posted on 10/16/2013 7:15:18 PM PDT by NJRighty ("It's sick out there and getting sicker" - Bob Grant)
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To: servo1969

Oh yeah, the Republicans have a good shot at keeping the House and taking the Senate in 2014. Wishful thinking...

Game over, ignorant and stupid wins and there are no signs that fact will change any time soon.

Let’s face it, we are simply outnumbered. There is no Silent Majority to get us out of this mess.


52 posted on 10/16/2013 7:15:37 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, this Tagline is Barrycaded.)
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To: TexGrill

I hear ya, but I think the answer here is not to hunker down.... It’s time to get in the rhinos faces.

This was inevitable.... They wanted to lose from jump. We had a handful of brave patriots who wanted to do what was right for their country, but the rest were uncomfortable with the fight.

Now is the time to turn up the heat on these a$$holes and let them know that election time is coming.

Tomorrow:

Donate whatever you can to Ted Cruz, Mike Lee & co

Call your worthless congressmen and senators and let them know you have a long memory

Donate to the senate conservatives fund

Donate to the heritage foundation

Then follow through.

Lets roll!


53 posted on 10/16/2013 7:15:55 PM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: stanne

Ann was praising McConnell??? Damn her, wtf?


54 posted on 10/16/2013 7:16:08 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: cripplecreek

Don’t Worry Cripple, that is cash they took from you in the first place, so Ubama ain’t too worried.


55 posted on 10/16/2013 7:16:51 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Gene Eric

Look at their constituency.


56 posted on 10/16/2013 7:17:16 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: JRandomFreeper
This election is just to fill the remaining term. NJ gets to try this all over again next year. Maybe the national party will push a little support his way

I hadn't thought of that. Hopefully whoever runs against Booker will expose him early on for the creep he is. Booker had ads four months ago.

57 posted on 10/16/2013 7:19:10 PM PDT by Kenny (<p>)
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To: Kenny

Christie will never allow it. He can’t let another Jersey Republican take the spotlight away from him.


58 posted on 10/16/2013 7:19:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kenny
As close as Lonegan is, he should run again.

/johnny

59 posted on 10/16/2013 7:20:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: RightInJersey

More than 4 out of 10 voted for liberty in a liberal state. It ain’t over but it’s extremely taxing.

Everything is pointing to the necessity of a better ground game with conviction and the willingness to cut the RINOs loose. This is going take time unfortunately, but it must happen.


60 posted on 10/16/2013 7:20:57 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Kenny
Hopefully whoever runs against Booker will expose him early on for the creep he is.

Forget it, it's Jersey, in those parts being a creep is considered a plus.

61 posted on 10/16/2013 7:21:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: WomBom

Good luck. I’ll just work on reforming China. It’s real sad when it’s easier to convince die-hard CCP officials that lower taxes and less government spending is good for the economy than explaining that to Democrats in the USA.


62 posted on 10/16/2013 7:21:07 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill

Don’t ask, it usually comes in 3’s.


63 posted on 10/16/2013 7:21:18 PM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Yep. It is going to take the entire system collapsing before anyone is willing to change.

Even then, odds are even money or better that what they will want will be more government and not less.

I will keep fighting as long and hard as I can, but I hold no illusions that we are anywhere close to a majority any more.


64 posted on 10/16/2013 7:21:42 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

But it’s also a special election which doesn’t normally favor the idiots.


65 posted on 10/16/2013 7:21:58 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: servo1969

Funny. Booker doesn’t even live in NJ.


66 posted on 10/16/2013 7:22:34 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Gene Eric

Yeah, New Jersey is almost as sucktastic as Illinois....


67 posted on 10/16/2013 7:23:00 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: DIRTYSECRET

We have to live in hope that the chance still exists and that Republicans will improve their ground game. In this state, Republicans are a club (as another FReeper commented) whose members will vote only if they can be bothered to do so. We projectile vomit RINO’s on a regular basis.


68 posted on 10/16/2013 7:24:11 PM PDT by Postman (Flies get too litle credit. They know!)
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To: servo1969

NJ is a cesspool politically. No one should be surprised here at all. It would have taken a miracle to elect a good candidate like Lonegan. One always holds out hope, a la, the Scott Brown election in MA, but that is the exception in these failing states. The voters of these northeastern union-filled states are lost in any national election. We won’t win their electoral votes and won’t win Senate seats, barring an unusual election cycle.


69 posted on 10/16/2013 7:25:46 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Gene Eric

I live in Hudson County in NJ and I talk to a lot of people, and they don’t realize that they are conservative until you get to a point in the conversation where a light goes off over their head. There are a lot of people here who live their lives as conservatives but have been brought up not to vote that way. Some of them are starting to come around. Race is playing a factor too, but maybe I should leave that for another discussion.


70 posted on 10/16/2013 7:27:37 PM PDT by RightInJersey
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To: Exit148

Hi, there, 148. Your gas lamps still working, or converted to electric? We had them in East Orange, where I was born. The bigger kids were able to climb those rungs that the lamplighters used to use but we were too little. The first rung was really high off the ground. Regards to you and Mr. 148.


71 posted on 10/16/2013 7:28:23 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: mykroar

My mom loved to tell me that. But at least we have a clue: Boehner, Booker ... so what’s the next tragic B.


72 posted on 10/16/2013 7:28:29 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: dfwgator
it's Jersey, in those parts being a creep is considered a plus.

I think Lonegan's showing tonight disproves that theory, they're not all bad.

And Obamacare will be squeezing the life out of Americans by then, if the conservative hits Booker early on as a vote for Obamacare it will make a difference.

73 posted on 10/16/2013 7:28:34 PM PDT by Kenny (<p>)
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To: wideawake

Looks like a 12 point differential. That’s an improvement for the GOP in Nj.

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The last six polls in Oct. had it between 10 - 14 % Booker except for one at 22%.


74 posted on 10/16/2013 7:28:37 PM PDT by deport
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To: Kenny
I think Lonegan's showing tonight disproves that theory, they're not all bad.

But he still lost.

75 posted on 10/16/2013 7:30:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ilgipper

NJ GOPe is also a cesspool


76 posted on 10/16/2013 7:30:26 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: TexGrill

if you’ve disowned America, why do you keep using “tex” in your handle?....if you don’t believe in it, don’t use it....


77 posted on 10/16/2013 7:31:26 PM PDT by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: comebacknewt

I often think of how it was when Carter was President and the People rose up and chose a better way under Reagan.

The difference I think, is that people actually suffered with Carter’s malaise. Today things suck, but nobody suffers because of it. Well, at least not until Obamacare is in full swing and becomes irreversible.

Add to the fact that Obama is consistently treated as being above it all with the option of falling back on the “it’s all Bush’s fault” excuse when things don’t work out for him.

My Faith in the American Voter is lower than an Ant’s belly at the moment.


78 posted on 10/16/2013 7:32:38 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, this Tagline is Barrycaded.)
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To: Iron Munro
to end the fraud you have to have the state houses and the governorships....of course, all it takes is an inner city Seattle or Chicago to sway the vote....

vicious circle..

79 posted on 10/16/2013 7:33:03 PM PDT by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: RightInJersey

Many Northeastern Democrats are generational Democrats that need to wake up. Look at Staten Island; it split the last POTUS vote.


80 posted on 10/16/2013 7:33:29 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: deport

One poll had it at 6 points. Lonegan’s internal poll had it at 3! They could have altered that one, though, to get out the vote.


81 posted on 10/16/2013 7:34:55 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: dfwgator
Lonegan did lose but the biggest problem in our politics today is that we dismiss all those people whose candidate lost. Congress represents the ones who sent them there, literally, only their party, their supporters. As far as they're concerned the rest of their constituents don't exist.

Losing isn't everything and maybe we can someday get back to the place where an American citizen is represented whether the elected official was their choice or not.

82 posted on 10/16/2013 7:39:06 PM PDT by Kenny (<p>)
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To: cherry

Never said I would never return. I’m thinking it will a few more years of Obama, 8 years of Hillary and 8 years of Jeb Bush in the White House. After that, Americans might realize that enough is enough and so it will be time for me to return.


83 posted on 10/16/2013 7:40:47 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: servo1969

I commend Lonegan for putting up a good fight, but there wasn’t a chance in hell that he was ever going to win this race. Booker outspent him by a wide margin ... and to be frank about it, if running an smart, ugly conservative with glasses was a recipe for success then Steve Forbes would be serving about his seventh term in Washington in various Federal offices including the White House.


84 posted on 10/16/2013 7:46:02 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: JRandomFreeper

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/10/booker_vs_lonegan_county-by-county_voting_results_in_us_senate_election.html


85 posted on 10/16/2013 7:46:25 PM PDT by GreatMan
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To: dead

She’s still alive.


86 posted on 10/16/2013 7:46:36 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (I need a new tag line...)
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To: Parmy

I bet they would not elect Ben Carson, Thomas Sowell, or West, or Cain.


87 posted on 10/16/2013 7:48:00 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Alberta's Child
"The wonderous thing about a dancing bear is not how well it dances, but that it dances at all."

Looks like Lonegan got within 11%. With no national support. He can win this race next year if he gets the support.

/johnny

88 posted on 10/16/2013 7:49:51 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kenny

OH please. The reason we want republicans to win elections is to represent “conservative” values, against the wishes of the liberals in their district.


89 posted on 10/16/2013 7:50:27 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: JRandomFreeper
"The wonderous thing about a dancing bear is not how well it dances, but that it dances at all."

But after awhile the only thing people will notice is that the bear doesn't dance particularly well.

90 posted on 10/16/2013 7:50:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
You mean like having the 15-year-old son of CNN President, Jeff Zucker, on the 'advisory' board of one of Booker's start-up companies?! (Yep, no influence peddling there!)

The kid must be a child prodigy, or something!

This is NJ. Corruption by a Democrat is a resume' enhancement.

91 posted on 10/16/2013 7:54:56 PM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: dfwgator
So do you intend to support him if he runs next year? Or just sit around and make snide comments?

/johnny

92 posted on 10/16/2013 7:55:14 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I don't mean to rain on your parade, but this race was an ideal opportunity for an underdog candidate to win: a low-profile election in an off year where strong, enthusiastic Republican turnout can win an election while the Democrat Party machine isn't running at full strength. This is why Republicans don't stand a chance of winning statewide elections in New Jersey at the Federal level but sometimes manage to do quite well in off-year governor's elections (see Chris Christie as a perfect case in point).

With Booker running as an incumbent in Washington next year in a "normal" election cycle, Lonegan would lose by a wide margin if he runs again.

93 posted on 10/16/2013 7:55:35 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: ilgipper

NJ used to be a red state. Part of the problem is that NJ over the last couple of decades has become a cheaper (not cheap, but cheaper) alternative for Manhattanites who move here and bring their politics with them. That and we do have a very serious immigration problem. The immigration problem will never get better here, but as things get more expensive and the state becomes less attractive to New Yorkers we will see things change somewhat. Note that I did say somewhat. But there is conservatism here. I mentioned before that we have people here who live conservative lives but have been groomed not to vote that way. We need to reach those people.


94 posted on 10/16/2013 7:56:02 PM PDT by RightInJersey
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To: Gene Eric

That’s what I’m saying. But they’re not liberals. They’re democrats because their parents told them that they’re democrats. But still, NJ was once a red state. If today’s election was held three or four years ago it would not have been this close. And NJ is not NY. We need to do a better job of reaching out to people here, and I am doing my part to help in that department.


95 posted on 10/16/2013 7:56:27 PM PDT by RightInJersey
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To: RightInJersey
NJ used to be a red state.

That's true for a lot of states. Before the spawn of the hippies took over the country.

96 posted on 10/16/2013 7:56:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Alberta's Child

That brings up an interesting point: If Steve Lonegan, who is legally blind, was a liberal democrat there would have been an absolute love-fest going on in the media. Probably a documentary about his great courage. Definitely public support from all kinds of groups. But because he’s a conservative, nothing.


97 posted on 10/16/2013 7:58:02 PM PDT by RightInJersey
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To: RightInJersey
I voted for Steve. I was proud to do so.

I no longer live in the great Garden State, so I sent him some money.

I was proud to do so.

98 posted on 10/16/2013 7:59:38 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: servo1969

We're doomed

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99 posted on 10/16/2013 7:59:46 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: servo1969
Okay then, 44% of the voters today in deep blue NJ were not afraid to vote for a Palin and Levin endorsed unabashed conservative.

It was less than a year ago when the RINO Mitt Romney could only manage 40% of the vote.

I think there's a clear lesson there.

100 posted on 10/16/2013 8:00:15 PM PDT by FreeReign
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