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  • 3rd congressional district: MacArthur beats Lonegan for Republican nomination

    06/03/2014 7:02:47 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    NJ.com ^ | June 3, 2014
    TRENTON — Tom MacArthur, a millionaire former insurance executive, will be the Republican nominee in South Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District.
  • Mark Levin: Thank you, Steve Lonegan

    06/04/2014 11:50:57 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    Notes by Mark Levin ^ | June 4, 2014 | Mark Levin
    Steve Lonegan is a wonderful family man and patriot. He would have been a superb member of the House. But the DC RINOs, led by John Boehner, were opposed to him. You see, he would have been an independent conservative and they cannot stand that in the Capitol Building. So, the RINOs put up a candidate against Lonegan who they can control, and will control, and who loaned his campaign millions to use in an endless series of attack ads. This is the new modus operandi of the RINOs in all the races across the country. During the course of...
  • Chamber Splits GOP Primary in New Jersey

    05/23/2014 2:08:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    Steve Lonegan, a libertarian-leaning former mayor, is running slightly behind self-funded insurance executive Tom MacArthur in a sharp-elbowed New Jersey GOP primary race for a House seat. The two candidates clashed repeatedly during a May 21 radio show, when MacArthur portrayed Lonegan as a big spender, and Lonegan portrayed MacArthur as a crony capitalist tool of the Chamber of Commerce. Lonegan said that MacArthur won the chamber’s support by agreeing to back the “comprehensive immigration reform” plan, which would increase levels of immigration. “You have to answer ‘yes’ to that question to get that endorsement,” Lonegan said.
  • Why did the National Republican Congressional Committee Young Gun Program just endorse a RINO in...?

    04/05/2014 4:31:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    RedState ^ | April 1st, 2014 | NA
    Why did the National Republican Congressional Committee Young Gun Program just endorse a RINO in New Jersey?TEA Party conservative Steve Lonegan is fighting RINO unknown Tom MacArthur for the soul of the GOP in New Jersey’s 3rd congressional district.Liberal Republican Mayor Tom MacArthur of Randolph has a lot of money but not a lot of support. And so, like any former insurance company CEO with ties to AIG, he’s trying to buy it by bribing the local GOP county clubs in New Jersey’s third congressional district. MacArthur gave over $25,000 to the Ocean GOP County to buy the powerful organization’s...
  • Radio’s Mark Levin Might Be the Most Powerful Conservative You Never Heard Of

    10/19/2013 7:58:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 19, 2013 | David Freedlander
    Last weekend, at a dusty race car track in that part of New Jersey where lacrosse fields slowly give way to farmland before the landscape seems to stop altogether, Sarah Palin rallied a couple of thousand partisans on behalf of Steve Lonegan, a longshot, Tea Party-fueled candidate for the U.S. Senate. “I just told Todd,” she said to the crowd a moment after they stopped chanting her name. “‘Ooh,’ I said. ‘I can die and go to heaven now: I just shook Mark Levin’s hand.’” Levin had been out earlier, warming them up. He cuts a figure that is the...
  • Booker wins U.S. Senate seat

    10/17/2013 7:38:32 AM PDT · by stonewall_jackson215 · 52 replies
    www.philly.com ^ | 10/17/13 | Jonathan Tamari
    Booker, 44, will become the Senate's seventh youngest member, and its ninth-ever African American and only the fourth black senator ever popularly elected. Even before winning the race, he was widely seen as a potential vice presidential contender as soon as 2016, though his credentials took a hit when the race turned out far closer than many expected. With nearly all of the vote counted, Booker led Republican Steve Lonegan by about 10 percentage points - a convincing margin in most races, but much smaller than many had predicted for a rising star facing an underfunded opponent with views out...
  • AP: Democrat Cory Booker wins special Senate election over Lonegan

    10/16/2013 6:51:47 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 217 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | 10-16-2013 | Melissa Hayes
    The Associated Press has declared Newark Mayor Cory Booker the winner in Wednesday's special U.S. Senate election. Booker defeated former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, a Tea Party Republican, to serve out the remainder of the late Frank Lautenberg’s term. Although the race was close early on, Democrats were quick to declare Booker the winner. Only 40 minutes after polls closed at 8 p.m., the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee was declaring victory. A short time later, state Sen. Barbara Buono, who is running against Governor Christie in the Nov. 5 election, offered her congratulations to Booker.
  • Booker vs. Lonegan: County-by-county voting results in U.S. Senate election

    10/16/2013 6:16:02 PM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 7 replies
    nj.com ^ | 10/16/13
    Get the complete results from the Senate race: See link
  • Three things that have to happen for Steve Lonegan to walk away with a win

    10/16/2013 3:12:40 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 23 replies
    http://www.nj.com ^ | 10/16/2013 | Darryl Isherwood
    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.
  • Three things that have to happen for Steve Lonegan to walk away with a win

    10/16/2013 1:42:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | October 16, 2013 | By Darryl Isherwood
    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. 1. Lonegan needs huge turnout among conservative Republicans. 2. Moderate Republicans need to engage. 3. Voters in the Urban Centers need to stay home.
  • A Tea Party Victory in New Jersey? It’s election day and the polls are closer than you think.

    10/16/2013 1:04:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.16.13 | Kevin Mooney
    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...
  • LIVE THREAD ~ NEW JERSEY SPECIAL ELECTION FOR US SENATE

    10/16/2013 4:30:35 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 363 replies
    Good morning Free Republic and good morning to the GREAT STATE of NEW JERSEY! Get up and go to you polling place!! VOTE FOR STEVE LONEGAN TODAY!! And with that -- I am off to do my civic duty and to make America proud!! (hope this isn't a repeat thread!)
  • President Obama encourages New Jersey residents to vote for Cory Booker (instead of Steve Lonegan)

    10/15/2013 4:32:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/15/13 | Adam Edelman
    President Obama is reminding New Jersey voters to vote for Cory Booker in the state’s special Senate election Wednesday. Just one day before the election Obama appeared in a video for the Booker campaign encouraging New Jersey residents to support the popular Democratic Newark mayor. “Voters in New Jersey have the opportunity to vote for a leader with uncommon character, Cory Booker,” Obama said in the video.
  • Booker says Lonegan, tea party playing politics with public safety

    10/14/2013 9:07:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    nj.com ^ | October 14, 2013 | Ryan Hutchins
    ATLANTIC CITY — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker once again linked Republican opponent Steve Lonegan to the federal government shutdown today, suggesting some Republicans are playing politics with public safety. Booker, the mayor of Newark, stopped in Atlantic City where 51 firefighters will be laid off at the end of November due to local budget cuts. The city is hoping a federal grant may avert some of those layoffs, but its application is not being processed during the shutdown, according to union officials. “It could mean that some of the people behind me — or who are represented by...
  • Steve Lonegan in Belvidere N.J. on Tuesday

    10/14/2013 5:08:50 PM PDT · by certrtwngnut · 4 replies
    Warren Cty. Tea Party Patriots | October 14, 2013 | certrtwngnut
    Steve Lonegan wil be in Belvidere, Warren County tomorrow October 15 at 4:oo PM. The location for his campaign appearance is 404 Third St. I would urge all FReepers and their friends to try their best to get there and support our candidate. As we all know he is a true Conservative and needs our support.
  • Vote Lonegan for US Senate this Wednesday October 16th in New Jersey, GOTV

    10/14/2013 1:58:43 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 35 replies
    Steve Lonegan for US Senate ^ | October 14, 2013 | steelers6
    Steve Lonegan has dedicated his time in public life to fighting for New Jersey taxpayers. When he became mayor of Bogota, NJ in 1996, Lonegan immediately cut municipal spending, eliminated wasteful and duplicative services, privatized some functions and instituted a more cost-efficient, user-friendly government. As a result, Bogota’s municipal spending remained constant for the entire 12 years of Steve’s tenure. He also kept debt and tax increases far below inflation despite massive state mandates and aid reductions to suburban towns like Bogota. Thanks to Steve’s strong, conservative leadership, Republicans kept council control for 11 straight elections, and Steve was reelected...
  • Obama cuts Booker ad as lead shrinks

    10/14/2013 8:43:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 14, 2013 | Justin Sink
    VIDEO ad: President Obama: Vote for Cory President Obama looked to shore up last-minute support for Newark Mayor Cory Booker with a new Web ad hailing the Democratic Senate candidate as the antidote to "the shutdown politics we've seen in Washington." The release of the video comes after a new poll showed Booker's lead tightening with just two days to go before the special election to replace deceased Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.). According to a Monmouth University survey, Booker leads Republican Steve Lonegan 52-42 percent, down three points from two weeks ago. The ad also comes after a weekend that...
  • Neighbors: Cory Booker never lived in Newark

    10/14/2013 5:27:32 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 33 replies
    As Cory Booker looks set to win the junior Senate seat in New Jersey Wednesday, his supposed neighbors in Newark say Mayor Booker doesn’t live in the Gateway City. Multiple residents of Newark told The Daily Caller that the longtime mayor doesn’t live at any of the addresses he has claimed as home. The mayor is believed to live in New York even though he is registered to run for New Jersey’s special senate election. Booker, who filed to run for the U.S. Senate from a B.O. Box in Newark, is registered to vote at 435 Hawthorne Avenue but his...
  • Poll: New Jersey Senate race tightens

    10/14/2013 6:15:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/14/13 | Tal Kopan
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker still holds a double-digit lead over his Republican challenger in the New Jersey Senate race, a new poll shows, but his lead continues to shrink with the election two days away. Booker leads Steve Lonegan by 10 points, 52 percent to 42 percent, among likely voters in a poll out Monday from Monmouth University. Continue Reading A separate poll last week had Booker up by 12, two weeks ago Monmouth had him up by 13 and over the summer by 16. In August, polls had Booker’s lead topping 24 percent. The poll also found Booker’s favorability...
  • Steve Lonegan Has a Real Chance to Win

    10/14/2013 6:19:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/14/13 | James Simpson
    There is a real battle going on in New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie set an early date of October 16 for a special election to fill the Senate seat of recently deceased Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). The advantage rests with Democratic Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker. The Republican is Steve Lonegan, businessman and former mayor of Bogota, NJ. Christie endorsed Lonegan. Better than nothing, I guess. Booker, who has seen both unemployment and crime skyrocket during his administration, has the left fawning all over him nationwide because he is well-spoken, clean cut and black. Remind you of anyone? He is...
  • Jersey Shores Up

    10/14/2013 6:25:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    spectator.com ^ | 10/14/13 | Nicole Russell
    New Jersey is one of those states that somehow manages to be a caricature of itself: Big money. Big attitudes. Big politicians. Big problems. As the special election for U.S. Senate looms Wednesday, local conservatives are trying to pull out an unexpected win — or at least learn some big lessons — that could signal even bigger changes to come in a state now known as much for Chris Christie as for its liberal ideology. The Senate race is between the uber-popular and nationally recognized Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, and the lesser-known, Tea Party favorite, Steve Lonegan, mayor of...
  • Driving to NJ fm Metro DC 10/15/13 to Work Campaign

    10/14/2013 5:52:02 AM PDT · by jimfree · 6 replies
    Self | October 14, 2013 | Self - Jim
    Good morning All. I will be driving from Riverdale Maryland (inside Beltway) to southern NJ very early tomorrow morning (10/15) to work the Lonegan campaign for a day. I can take 1 to 3 additional folks. Please Freepmail me if interested and reasonably along the path. (DC, Baltimore, Delaware (Newark, Wilmington). I plan to leave near 6 a.m. and head back perhaps 8:00 p.m. when campaign activities end for the evening. Jim Wass
  • Three Ways to Help Sarah Palin Get Steve Lonegan to the U.S. Senate!

    10/13/2013 11:16:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | October 13, 2013 | Isabel Matos
    1) We can contribute to the Lonegan campaign HERE. ( https://loneganforsenate.com/secure-contribution.php ) 2) Anyone living in or close to New Jersey can GET INVOLVED HERE. ( http://www.loneganforsenate.com/volunteer-sign-up/ ) 3) Anyone with a telephone can volunteer to make calls from home HERE. ( https://www.loneganforsenate.com/phonefromhome/ ) Sarah wrote on Facebook today: The momentum is on Steve Lonegan’s side coming into next Wednesday’s election in New Jersey! Please visit Steve’s website to find ways to help out. It was such an honor to rally for Steve yesterday in NJ. Thank you again to everyone who came to join us – including “The Great...
  • With voting just days away in NJ Senate race, Tea Party arrives to lend support (for Lonegan)

    10/13/2013 3:42:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/13/13
    **SNIP** On Saturday, Palin told a rally at the New Egypt Speedway that Lonegan, a former mayor, would fight against ObamaCare and stand with Tea Party senators including Ted Cruz of Texas. "You have the momentum with Steve's campaign," she said. "The rest of the country knows." The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor told the crowd to vote to defy the "fallacy" that a conservative Tea Party candidate cannot win in a Democratic-leaning New Jersey. Lonegan, who spent the weekend campaigning across the state, wants to repeal ObamaCare and "join those conservatives who stand up for...
  • And Now, Ted Cruz Cloned

    10/13/2013 7:25:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 11, 2013 | By GAIL COLLINS
    Our question for today is: What does next Wednesday’s Senate election in New Jersey mean to those of us who don’t live in New Jersey? Lonegan says that if he wins, President Obama will instantly “fold” on health care reform. Actually if Lonegan wins, President Obama will probably faint. Along with a lot of other people, including every Republican senator who has not been yearning for a new friend who’s even crazier than Ted Cruz. White men of New Jersey, we understand that you’re irked about the way the world is going and that it makes you feel better to...
  • WATCH LIVE Sarah Palin and Mark Levin and Steve Lonegan Campaign Rally at 4PM ET

    10/12/2013 1:29:45 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10-12-2013 | The Right Scoop
    Watch the livestream of Sarah Palin and Mark Levin at the Steve Lonegan campaign rally. It begins at 4PM ET and should run until around 6PM or so.
  • New Jersey Star Leger Poll shows Lonegan a huge winner of last nights debate! Donate to Lonegan!

    10/10/2013 5:17:59 PM PDT · by theoldmarine · 17 replies
    New Jersey Star Ledger ^ | 10/10/2013 | Brent Johnson
    Visit the site, see the poll, 76% to 21% Star Ledger readers think Lonegan won! http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/10/poll_did_booker_or_lonegan_win_second_us_senate_debate.html
  • Lonegan to GOP: Wait Seven Days. When I Win, Obama Will Fold

    10/10/2013 3:59:40 PM PDT · by Lakeshark · 75 replies
    Steve Lonegan for US Senate ^ | 10/10/13 | Will Gattenby
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan today urged House Republicans "not to capitulate to the president's unreasonable demands. When I win, Obama will fold." Lonegan says his internal polling shows a neck-and-neck race in the U.S. Senate contest and that all the momentum is in his favor. "My victory in this election on Wednesday will send a message to Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi that the American people want an end to Obamacare and the rest of the President's radical agenda." The former three-term Bogota mayor called on Republicans to stop listening to the same consultants and pollsters...
  • Steve Lonegan for Senate

    10/07/2013 1:00:14 PM PDT · by statestreet · 7 replies
    New York Sun ^ | October 7, 2013 | New York Sun Editorial
    It’s going to be illuminating to see whether there is any backlash in New Jersey against news that Mayor Bloomberg of New York is scrambling to put an emergency $1 million into the floundering campaign of Mayor Cory Booker to succeed Senator Lautenberg. This news was injected Sunday by Michael Barbaro of the New York Times into a dispatch that ran on page one under the headline “Anxious Allies Aiding Booker In Senate Bid.” Mr. Bloomberg tried something similar in Colorado the other day, and Rocky Mountain voters promptly cashiered his two candidates out of the state’s Senate.
  • Don’t bank on Booker

    10/07/2013 11:34:46 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/7/2013 | Mark Impomeni
    The lead had been as high as 35 points. But two new independent polls in the New Jersey special U.S. Senate race show Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s (D) lead shrinking to as little as 12 points over former mayor and Americans for Prosperity state director Steve Lonegan (R). Lonegan – a firebrand conservative and favorite of New Jersey’s tea party groups – has clawed his way back in the race thanks to some questionable decisions of the Booker campaign, the slight whiff of scandal surrounding Booker himself, and some brass knuckle campaigning of his own. The election is set for...
  • First New Jersey Senate Debate: Booker Vs Lonegan (video)

    10/04/2013 9:18:17 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 4, 2013 | Patrice Thibodeau
    Link
  • Sarah Palin slams Cory Booker, endorses Steve Lonegan (Steve asked her for it)

    10/02/2013 9:16:08 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Wednesday Oct 2, 2013
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin slammed Democratic New Jersey Senate candidate Cory Booker while endorsing his Republican rival Steve Lonegan Wednesday night. “During one mayor’s tenure his town’s unemployment nearly doubled, taxes skyrocketed, and violent crime increased; but in fairness, Newark Mayor Cory Booker may not have noticed these facts between his constant tweeting and trips to Hollywood,” Palin said in a statement. “Steve asked for my support, and today I officially endorse his candidacy. I encourage voters in New Jersey to give Steve a look and not believe those in the media who tell us conservatives can’t win in...
  • Palin endorses Lonegan for Senate

    10/02/2013 9:04:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 2, 2013 | Jonathan Tamari
    Sarah Palin, former Republican vice presidential candidate and a prominent voice of the right, has endorsed New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan, his campaign announced Wednesday night. Palin's endorsement took aim at Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the Democratic candidate, who leads in polls. She said unemployment, taxes, and violent crime all have grown during Booker's term in office. "In fairness, [he] may not have noticed these facts between his constant tweeting and trips to Hollywood," Palin said in a statement released by the Lonegan campaign. She praised Lonegan for cutting taxes as mayor of Bogota and his work as...
  • Booker’s star fades in NJ Senate race

    10/02/2013 5:11:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 10/1/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s political star is losing some luster in the closing weeks of his bid for Senate in New Jersey, prompting the favored Democrat to step up attacks on his long-shot Republican opponent. Two consecutive polls of the race show Booker’s lead in the low double digits — down dramatically from late August and early September surveys that showed him leading former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan by between 25 and 35 points. A survey Tuesday by Monmouth University showed Booker with 53 percent support, compared to Lonegan’s 40 percent support among likely voters. Last week, a Quinnipiac survey...
  • Booker's Lead Slips To Six Pointa

    10/01/2013 7:52:24 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | October 1st 2013 | Alex Torres
    Internal polling conducted by New Jersey senatorial candidate Steve Lonegan’s campaign and obtained by National Review Online shows Newark mayor Cory Booker’s lead slipping to six points, 48 to 42. A Quinnipiac poll released last week had Booker leading Lonegan by 12 points, and even that poll was considered a positive sign for Lonegan, as previous tallies showed Booker well running ahead of the former Bogota mayor by over 20 points. The latest internal numbers for Lonegan also show Booker’s negatives inching up. “Booker is 37-27 net favorable, a major shift from the 42-18 numbers he held two weeks ago,”...
  • Calling all New Jerseyans - vote for Lonegan on 10/16!

    09/30/2013 1:01:25 PM PDT · by chrisnj · 2 replies
    9/30/2013 | Chrisnj
    Vote for Lonegan for US Senate on 10/16/2013
  • Cory Booker-Steve Lonegan Senate race tightening, poll says

    09/25/2013 10:34:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | 9/24/13 | AP
    <p>TRENTON -- A new poll finds the race for U.S. Senate in New Jersey has tightened.</p> <p>The Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows 53 percent back Democratic Newark Mayor Booker, while 41 percent support former Bogota Mayor Lonegan. The special election is scheduled for Oct. 16.</p>
  • Cory Booker Leads Steve Lonegan by 12 Points in NJ Senate Poll

    09/24/2013 5:00:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    NBC New York ^ | September 24, 2013
    A poll on the race to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate finds Newark Mayor Cory Booker 12 points ahead of conservative underdog Steve Lonegan with two weeks to go until the special election.
  • FREEP A POLL- Would you vote for Booker or Lonegan if special U.S. Senate election were today?

    09/13/2013 5:31:54 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 8 replies
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 9/11/13 | Brett Johnson
    TRENTON — New Jersey's special U.S. Senate election is a little more than a month away, but for whom would you vote if the polls opened today: Cory Booker or Steve Lonegan? A Rutgers-Eagleton poll released today shows Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark, leading Lonegan, the Republican candidate and a former Bogota mayor, by 35 points — 64 percent to 29 percent — heading into the Oct. 16 election. The two are running to fill the final 14 months of the term left vacant by the death of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
  • October 16th: rare opportunity to win one for we the people (Booker vs Lonegan NJ Senate race)

    08/31/2013 3:16:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 31, 2013 | Lloyd Marcus
    Dear Patriots. Though apprehensive upon hearing Obama tell Joe the Plumber that he wanted to spread the wealth around, I understand America’s extremely emotional response to electing its first black president. White America naively thought, finally, we can never be called a racist nation again. My 100 year old black grandmother wept. Never in her wildest dreams could she imagine a colored man sitting in the president’s chair in the Oval Office. But little did America realize that the beautiful articulate shiny golden black man that they opened the gates of our country and housed in the White House was...
  • Lonegan draws fire for 'homophobic' remarks on Cory Booker

    08/28/2013 4:50:55 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Star Ledger NJ.com ^ | August 28, 2013
    <p>Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan drew fire from his Democratic opponent Cory Booker as well as the state's leading LGBT advocacy group for comments his detractors describe as "homophobic" and out of touch with New Jersey voters.</p> <p>The issue of Booker's sexuality came up in a recent Washington Post profile on the Newark mayor. Asked by The Star-Ledger this week about the issue, Booker said he didn't intend to answer.</p>
  • Christie Won't Help Cory Booker’s GOP Opponent In Senate Campaign

    08/14/2013 6:29:08 AM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 13, 2013 | Kevin Brennan
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finds himself in an awkward situation as he mulls whether to offer any support to his party's tea party Republican Senate nominee, Steve Lonegan, against his Democratic friend and off-and-on political ally, Cory Booker. Lonegan, who cruised to victory in Tuesday's Republican primary, has a frosty relationship with Christie, dating back to his primary challenge to the governor in the 2009 campaign. Just this week, Lonegan earned a public scolding from the governor for his campaign's racially-tinged Tweet attacking Booker. "This is a governor who calls it like he sees it." said a source close...
  • N.J. activists protest against 'cap-and-trade' law aimed at fighting global warming

    07/29/2010 8:37:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 1+ views
    star ledger ^ | July 21, 2010 | jim lockwood
    A group of conservative activists rallied in Morris Township today for repeal of New Jersey’s "cap-and-trade" law that aims to curb greenhouse gases and global warming. The activists argue the law does nothing to combat global warming — if, they say, global warming even exists — and is merely a new tax that will kill businesses and jobs. Supporters of cap-and-trade, however, disagree. New Jersey’s cap-and-trade law, known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and Global Warming Response Act of 2007, is designed to promote "green" initiatives and jobs through a 3-percent tax on coal-generated electricity and a 1-percent tax...
  • N.J. activists protest against 'cap-and-trade' law aimed at fighting global warming

    07/25/2010 5:06:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 11 replies · 3+ views
    star ledger ^ | july 20, 2010 | Jim Lockwood
    A group of conservative activists rallied in Morris Township today for repeal of New Jersey’s "cap-and-trade" law that aims to curb greenhouse gases and global warming. The activists argue the law does nothing to combat global warming — if, they say, global warming even exists — and is merely a new tax that will kill businesses and jobs. Supporters of cap-and-trade, however, disagree. New Jersey’s cap-and-trade law, known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and Global Warming Response Act of 2007, is designed to promote "green" initiatives and jobs through a 3-percent tax on coal-generated electricity and a 1-percent tax...
  • Steve Lonegan: A time for choosing (in the NJ Gubernatorial election)

    11/02/2009 9:02:01 AM PST · by Ziva · 12 replies · 625+ views
    Save New Jersey Blog and email ^ | Nov. 2, 2009 | Steven Lonegan
    It's been a long year. Many conservatives have been confused about what to do in the race for Governor of New Jersey. Some establishment Republicans didn't help matters with things they did or didn't do. But that's all in the past now. It's in the past because we know who is counting on Jon Corzine to win. He was here today, in both Camden and Newark, and he said that Corzine was "one of the best partners I have in the White House...we work together. We know our work is far from over." That's right. The radical national agenda of...
  • Steve Lonegan let down: North Carolina, here I come [must-read for NJ FReepers]

    06/09/2009 8:17:36 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 49 replies · 1,096+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | 6/2/09 | Paul Mulshine
    At the Lonegan headquarters last night I imagined some guy with a microphone running up to me to ask a question. "Now that Chris Christie has won the Republican nomination for governor, where are you going to go?" I won't say "Disney World." I hate amusement parks. "I'm going to North Carolina," I'll reply. Seriously, I am. I'm taking next week off anyway and I was planning on visiting my brother in D.C. But I suddenly feel a need to start checking out the real estate down by Cape Hatteras. Business is fleeing the state and we residents may soon...
  • Christie Wins Republican Primary in New Jersey

    06/02/2009 8:22:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 70 replies · 2,814+ views
    NYTimes ^ | June 02, 2009
    Christie Wins Republican Primary in New Jersey By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 2, 2009 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Moderate Christopher J. Christie walked to victory in the Republican gubernatorial primary Tuesday, fending off challenges from two more conservative rivals and setting up a long-anticipated November matchup with the unpopular incumbent Democrat. ''I am honored by the confidence you continue to show in me,'' Christie told a crowd of supporters chanting his name. ''I will work hard each and every day, just like all of you do, to prove to you that your confidence was well-placed.'' Ultraconservative Republican Steve Lonegan...
  • The Official NJ Republican Primary Results page

    06/02/2009 5:20:16 PM PDT · by chevydude26 · 122 replies · 4,380+ views
    http://elections.nj.com/dynamic/files/elections/2009/by_state/NJ_Page_0602.html?SITE=NJNEWELN&SECTIO
    Lets go lonegan only 0% reporting so far
  • 2009: Primary day in New Jersey (Battle for the governorship)

    06/02/2009 8:06:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies · 994+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 2,2009 | Mark Murray
    NEW JERSEY: “New Jersey voters go to the polls today to choose who they want to battle it out for the governor's mansion this fall,” the Star Ledger reports. “Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine is seeking a second four-year term in office. He is opposed in the party's primary by three little-known Democrats: Roger Bacon, Carl Bergmanson and Jeff Boss. The more intense race is on the other side of the ballot, where Republicans will select the party's standard-bearer to run against Corzine. Former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie and former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan spent months sparring over taxes, spending, the...
  • Don't turn out the lights on New Jersey

    06/02/2009 12:26:17 PM PDT · by adc · 8 replies · 933+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Paul Jacob
    Let me confess: I really like New Jersey. No joke. My earliest memories are living on Alpha Avenue in Old Bridge, New Jersey. When I was eight, in the summer of ’68, my family moved. Today I live in Virginia, but just last year I detoured while driving to New York City and darted over to see the old Old Bridge neighborhood. It was nice. I enjoyed the scenery. And, thankfully, I didn’t have to pay their highest-in-the-nation taxes. Or contemplate their latest corruption scandal. I’ve been thinking about New Jersey because, like Virginia, the state holds its governor’s race...