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New Jersey Republican Machine Unites Against Steve Lonegan (Updated)
Roll call ^ | March 20, 2014

Posted on 03/20/2014 2:22:06 PM PDT by SMGFan

Updated 4:37 p.m. | New Jersey Republicans avoided a nightmare scenario Wednesday night in the highly competitive, open-seat race for the 3rd District.

Ocean County Republicans endorsed former Randolph Mayor Tom MacArthur as their preferred nominee. The endorsement comes five days after the Burlington County GOP also backed MacArthur.

(Excerpt) Read more at atr.rollcall.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 3rddistrict; newjersey; oceancounty; randolph; stevelonegan; tommacarthur

1 posted on 03/20/2014 2:22:06 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

“...But in New Jersey, the county party endorsement process is highly consequential in picking the nominee. Endorsed candidates receive preferential ballot placement called “the line” — an advantage that’s proven difficult to overcome on the primary ballot....”
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Yes, once the GOPe has its designated RINO candidate, it’s a done deal.

Just like in Pennsylvania earlier this week. /Sarc

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3134966/posts


2 posted on 03/20/2014 2:27:51 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: SMGFan; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; Clemenza

Jim Oberweis and Steve Lonegan are like the Energizer Bunny. They just keep running and running and...
3 posted on 03/20/2014 2:29:45 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: SMGFan

I like Lonegan, but wouldn’t he appear to be a bit of a carpetbagger in a race for NJ’s 3rd congressional district if he lives in NJ’s 5th congressional district.


4 posted on 03/20/2014 2:35:32 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SMGFan

I know Tom & his wife Debbie, he has my vote!

I also like Lonegan don’t get me wrong.


5 posted on 03/20/2014 2:37:10 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

I like Steve Lonegan and I was proud to vote for him in our race to fill the vacant Senate seat. As far as I’m concerned (not that it counts for anything) Steve won the election because it’s very strongly believed that Cory Booker hasn’t lived in NJ for years now and if so he was not qualified to run.


6 posted on 03/20/2014 3:16:10 PM PDT by RightInJersey
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To: dead

he recently purchased a house in the 3rd district.
the same as the ‘endorsed’ candidate.


7 posted on 03/20/2014 3:57:18 PM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: aumrl

Ocean County is New Jersey’s version of God’s waiting room. I would suspect that Lonegan’s support for smaller government over the years has all the geezers worried their Social Security checks will not keep increasing, so they will not have more coins to throw into the slot machines down in AC.


8 posted on 03/20/2014 6:05:27 PM PDT by gusty
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To: BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; randita; SMGFan; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Clemenza

I got no love for anyone the NJ GOP would favor.

But that being said, I’m sure Mr. MacArthur is a lot better than the democrat who would probably beat the perennial loser Steve Lonegan. Lonegan needs to stop running for office.

At least one NJ freeper on this thread says MacArthur is just fine.


9 posted on 03/20/2014 9:04:01 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Lonegan has a huge warchest, $2.6 million. Aside from Democrat Belgard, all the other candidates have $0. It’s impossible to see him losing here.


10 posted on 03/20/2014 9:08:10 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy

The roll call article strongly disagrees and says the endorsement of both county party (Burlington and Ocean) organizations makes MacArthur the favorite. I presume the next fund-raising report will show a cash infusion for him.

Lonegan did carry the distinct against Booker. But Booker is a clown who would have lost in a slightly more Republican state without a corrupt GOP that sat on it’s hands. There is no reason to believe that Belgard is an incompetent clown like Booker, so I don’t see why we should risk running Stevie.


11 posted on 03/20/2014 9:18:39 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy

District, I mean. Lonegan carried the district over Booker.


12 posted on 03/20/2014 9:20:54 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

MacArthur has pledged to spend 2.5 to 3 million of his own money.


13 posted on 04/21/2014 6:11:02 AM PDT by TAdams8591
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To: Impy

Just a point to add. That was a special election and there was a low voter turnout. Most unlikely Lonegan would have faired as well in a normal election.


14 posted on 04/21/2014 6:14:20 AM PDT by TAdams8591
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To: aumrl

No MacArthur had a vacation home in the district for 10 years, until it was redistricted out as a result of the 2010 elections....he was also very active in the community during that time and still. He recently purchased a home that is in the boundaries of the new district.

Lonegan never had a thing to do with the NJ’s third district until just recently when he decided (after promising he wouldn’t run again) he was going to run there. This is his FIFTH attempt to seek higher office, his SIXTH if you count his run for State Senate. High time Lonegan stopped foisting himself on an unwilling NJ populace, who’ve made it clear six times, they don’t want him.


15 posted on 04/21/2014 6:22:31 AM PDT by TAdams8591
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To: TAdams8591

The problem with that is that if the electorate were a Republican rejecting a Republican, you’d have a point, but NJ has a nasty habit of “rejecting” the better candidate.


16 posted on 04/21/2014 8:01:09 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: TAdams8591

MacArthur didn’t run before 2010 so NOW he just ‘moved into’ the third dist.
Same as Lonegan.
I don’t know how conservative MacArthur is; but does the fact that he is backed by the ‘establishment’ give you a warm fuzzy feeling?
Also it is a shame that MacArthur has to commit to spend millions of his own money to qualify for party endorsement.
Is this how the Republic is supposed to work?
Why should or would Lonegan promise “he wouldn’t run again”
My decision is still up in the air.
I however do not appreciate the BS in the negative commercials!


17 posted on 04/21/2014 8:57:04 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: TAdams8591; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; randita; InterceptPoint; Viennacon; ...
TAdams8591: No MacArthur had a vacation home in the district for 10 years, until it was redistricted out as a result of the 2010 elections....he was also very active in the community during that time and still

Well that's good. But it still makes it hard to use the carpetbagger issue against Stevie.

Fieldmarshaldj: The problem with that is that if the electorate were a Republican rejecting a Republican, you’d have a point, but NJ has a nasty habit of “rejecting” the better candidate.

The writing is on the wall with Stevie, he's plain unlikable just like Oberweis and Tom Tancredo, running him for a competitive House seat would be a huge mistake. And he should never be forgiven for helping RINO Doug Forrester win a plurality over Bret Schundler in 2005.

18 posted on 04/21/2014 10:09:11 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: aumrl

Oh, did Lonegan have a second home in the district for ten years, until it was redistricted out in 2010 like MacArthur?

They might both be considered carpetbaggers by many but it isn’t “the same.”


19 posted on 04/22/2014 11:23:40 PM PDT by TAdams8591
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To: Impy

“Plain unlikeable,” you got that right. And as you point out his record as a conservative isn’t as untarnished as some would like to believe.....


20 posted on 04/22/2014 11:27:32 PM PDT by TAdams8591
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To: TAdams8591

I don’t think this is a difficult concept.
If, after the 2010 census MacArthur no longer lived in the district, then he no longer lived in the district.
If he decided to run in the third district and then moved into it .... well, that is what Lonegan did.
Mac could have ran in a primary in his 2010 - 2014 district.
I guess you have made up your mind.
Just remember Runyan ran as a conservative also.
Saxton was about as conservative as electable in this district.


21 posted on 04/23/2014 9:50:54 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: TAdams8591; BillyBoy

I read an article from the UK of all places, going after MacArthur

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2612807/Revealed-Millionaire-New-Jersey-GOP-congressional-hopeful-ran-insurance-company-sued-cheating-hurricane-wildfire-victims.html

Interesting the Daily Mail is working for the DCCC.


22 posted on 04/30/2014 11:13:54 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy
“I am a proud conservative who will stand up for conservative principals.
That means the full repeal of Obamacare, replacing it with free enterprise.
That means to fight for the flat tax.
A flat tax which is the best way to do what I want to accomplish, which is to end the IRS as we know it…
I want to take on the so called ‘war on poverty’ and this failed program of,
every year, building more and more tax payer funded low income housing.”

*Steve Lonegan* yesterday, closing after debate...

This guy says what he means, and means what he says.
23 posted on 05/22/2014 3:59:09 AM PDT by novemberslady
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