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  • 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...
  • CD3 GOP Primary: Lonegan Campaign would welcome Palin support (NEW JERSEY?!?)

    04/30/2014 3:24:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    PolitickerNJ ^ | April 30, 2014 | Max Pizarro
    On the same week that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin doubled down on waterboarding remarks she made, the campaign of CD3 GOP Primary candidate Steve Lonegan said it would welcome Palin in to campaign with the movement conservative candidate. “Darn right I’d do whatever it takes to foil [terrorists’] murderous jihadist plots – including waterboarding,” Palin, a Republican, wrote in a Facebook post Monday night, following up on controversial comments made last weekend at the annual National Rifle Association meeting in Indianapolis. “Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists,” Palin told...
  • 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...
  • New Jersey Republican Machine Unites Against Steve Lonegan (Updated)

    03/20/2014 2:22:06 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Roll call ^ | March 20, 2014
    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.
  • Lonegan says he'll run for Congress in South Jersey

    01/04/2014 4:30:32 AM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Star Ledger NJ.comnm ^ | January 3, 2014
    TRENTON — Steve Lonegan, the firebrand former Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, is running for a House seat.
  • Lonegan: National Senate Committee Kept Campaign Contributions

    10/26/2013 5:30:20 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    Republican Steve Lonegan is blasting fellow party members for not giving him enough financial support in his failed Senate bid against Newark Mayor Cory Booker. He continued, "The National Republican Senatorial Committee, whose job it is to elect Republicans, actually sent out an e mail that asked people to send money to the campaign," adding, "But they kept every penny. And now I’m left holding the bag."
  • NJ Republicans Struggle While Christie’s Popularity Soars (ye olde barfe alert)

    10/18/2013 7:21:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 18 Oct 2013 03:18 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Opinion polls show New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is leading in his race for re-election by a 2-to-1 margin, but his fellow Republicans may not take control of the legislature. And, USA Today reports, the potential 2016 presidential candidate, may not want them to. Presenting himself as a leader who can work with Democrats in the legislature and as a Republican who can win Blue State voters could give him more political mileage if he runs for president, the newspaper reported Thursday. Christie is on track to be the first Republican to win more than 50 percent of votes cast...
  • The Electoral Aftermath of the Shutdown

    10/18/2013 2:32:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 18, 2013 | Sean Trende
    The consensus (more or less) among political analysts was that the GOP was likely to lose in the shutdown showdown, but was unlikely to suffer serious electoral consequences. The first prediction appears to be the case (but see Peter Beinart's smart contrarian take). How about the second one? It is early, but what evidence we have seems consistent with the idea that the GOP didn’t take on much electoral water from this loss. This isn’t to say that there isn’t any evidence that the shutdown hurt Republicans, but the idea that their prospects were seriously jeopardized is thin. Start with...
  • Cory Booker to conduct same-sex marriages in New Jersey

    10/18/2013 8:41:45 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | October 18, 2013
    (CNN) - Senator-elect Cory Booker will move forward with his support of same-sex marriage even before he is sworn in, with plans to grant the marriages of several same-sex couples 12:01 a.m. Monday after a court ruling goes into effect. The story was first reported by Buzzfeed. The New Jersey Democrat, who's the mayor of Newark, re-tweeted that article to his celebrity-sized Twitter crowd of 1.4 million followers. According to Buzzfeed, Booker will recognize the weddings of at least 10 same-sex couples at Newark City Hall. The weddings will come after a New Jersey judge ruled last month that 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...
  • How will Mayor Booker fit in as Sen. Booker? Read more at

    10/17/2013 10:52:04 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 25 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/17/2013 | Jonathan Tamar
    WASHINGTON - Will Cory Booker be another Ted Cruz? The next Hillary Clinton? Or something entirely different? After winning a Senate seat Wednesday, will Booker, a rising political star, follow Clinton's example and try to blend in to the slow-moving Senate, sticking with the tradition of freshmen quietly earning their place? Or will he join the ranks of lawmakers who use the Senate as a platform to build their profiles and shape the national debate, seniority be damned? "He is somebody who does like to make a splash, but I would hope that he would be a little more cautious...
  • Dem ‘Referendum’ on Tea Party Fizzles: Booker Margin in N.J. Barely Half of Obama’s in 2012

    10/17/2013 9:14:38 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 12 replies
    Democrats did everything they could to portray yesterday’s special election for a Senate seat in New Jersey as a referendum on Republicans and the Tea Party. They clearly fell short of their expectations as Democrat Cory Booker underperformed his showing in almost all the polls, and wound up winning by only 10.3 points. By contrast, President Obama won New Jersey by 18 points just last November. At the same time, Democratic senator Robert Menendez cruised to a 19-point victory over a veteran moderate Republican state senator. In a video released on Monday, President Obama had urged people to vote for...
  • Palin: ‘We’re Going to Shake Things Up In 2014 (going after McConnell, Graham, Alexander)

    10/16/2013 10:36:10 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 88 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | Thursday October 17, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    Todd and I were proud to stand with Mark Levin and other bold, patriotic warriors in support of Steve Lonegan in the New Jersey Senate race! Mayor Lonegan fought the good fight, and he and his supporters have not “finished the race,” they’ve just begun! The press has now called the race for Barack Obama’s celebrity stand-in, Cory Booker, but rest assured that Steve fought gallantly for every vote that would have led to American solvency and exceptionalism. Steve is a lucky guy to have a strong New Jersey wife and two great daughters who supported him through this campaign....
  • 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
  • Election Results Thread NJ Special Election (Lonegan v Booker)

    10/16/2013 5:28:10 PM PDT · by parksstp · 43 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 2013-10-16 | NJ.com
    Follow the real time Election Returns. My guess is Booker wins by about 10%. It is NJ, after all. If Lonegan pulls this off, will be a significant upset. http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/10/booker_vs_lonegan_county-by-county_voting_results_in_us_senate_election.html
  • Elites’ deplorable double-standard on corruption

    10/14/2013 2:16:42 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 1 replies
    Salon ^ | 8/13/13 | DAVID SIROTA
    Today’s U.S. Senate primary in New Jersey is – like so many elections these days – a representation of many of the most destructive trends that define modern politics. It is, for instance, a case of politics as a celebrity-driven coronation – one where one candidate’s media- and Twitter-driven celebrity (Cory Booker) is depicted as more important than other candidates’ far more impressive public policy experience. It is also a commentary on how such a celebrified politics tends to intensify when voters are paying the least attention. As the Progressive Change Campaign Committee’s Adam Green notes, this most certainly is...
  • 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...
  • Election officials report light to steady turnout for US Senate election

    10/16/2013 12:36:33 PM PDT · by Gefn · 18 replies
    NEwark Star Ledger ^ | 10/16/2013 | Matt Friedman
    It's been one of the biggest questions leading up to today's special election for US Senate, how many people would actually turn out to vote?
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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!)
  • Heavy Campaigning For Booker, Lonegan Day Before N.J. Senate Vote

    10/15/2013 5:03:35 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 8 replies
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The New Jersey U.S. Senate race was in a fight to the finish Tuesday, a day before voters were set to head to the polls in a special election. As CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reported, Democrat Cory Booker is hitting the Democrat-favoring communities of Belleville, New Brunswick, Hoboken and Newark, where he is mayor. Republican Steve Lonegan is campaigning Tuesday in Basking Ridge, Flemington, Belvidere, Morristown and Middletown — all places where Republicans usually get the most votes. He’s also stopping in Jersey City. Lonegan also received the endorsement of former Jersey City Acting Mayor Joe...
  • What Steve Lonegan Can Teach Republicans About Making Life Hell for Democrats

    10/15/2013 7:30:57 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    slate.com ^ | 10/14/13 | David Weigel
    For the first time in his political career, Cory Booker is dealing with a hostile/skeptical national media. He's winning by 10 points in the Monmouth poll, when the pollster tells reporters Booker really should be up by 20. Conservative media have found people who can contradict Booker's most dramatic tales of derring-do, and schlepped to Newark to talk to activists who hate the guy and claim he doesn't live in the city. The MSM, belatedly, has caught up and asked if Booker's star has already faded. There's a rhythm to campaigns, and once a front-runner gets into the "problem-plagued" stage...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Neighbors: Mayor Cory Booker of Newark Doesn't Live in Newark

    10/14/2013 1:09:21 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 13, 2013 | Charles Johnson
    Filmmaker Joel Gilbert and investigative journalist Charles C. Johnson hit the streets of Newark to discover where Mayor Booker actually lives. His neighbor say he doesn't live there.
  • 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...
  • Pictures from Tea Party Express for Lonegan Event 10/12/13

    10/14/2013 12:48:53 PM PDT · by ConvictionsofFaith · 5 replies
    Alyssa Krumm ^ | 10/12/2013 | Alyssa Krumm
    Here are some photos from the Tea Party Express event for Steve Lonegan. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10200836689423023.1073741841.1337520026&type=1&l=cd0cea750c
  • Lonegan Rally huge success

    10/14/2013 12:48:42 PM PDT · by ConvictionsofFaith
    Convictions of Faith ^ | 10/12/2013 | Convictions of Faith
    In the wake of the government shutdown, despite provisions in the Pay Our Military Act, Catholics at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia are being denied religious services. The Catholic priest who serves this community has been prohibited from even volunteering to celebrate Holy Mass without pay, and was told that if he violated that order, he could be subject to arrest. Protestant services continue to take place. Only Catholic services have been shutdown. This is an astonishing attack on religious freedom by the federal government, and the latest affront towards the military since the beginning of the shutdown....
  • DOES NEWARK MAYOR CORY BOOKER ACTUALLY LIVE IN NEWARK?

    10/13/2013 6:15:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    the Blaze ^ | October 13, 2013
    Independent journalist and researcher Charles Johnson recently visited Newark, N.J. to see if he could find out if Mayor Cory Booker actually lives in the city he governs. Independent journalist and researcher Charles Johnson recently visited Newark, N.J. to see if he could find out if Mayor Cory Booker actually lives in the city he governs.
  • 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...
  • FULL SPEECH — Watch Sarah Palin bring the house down at Steve Lonegan’s campaign rally

    10/12/2013 4:31:47 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 65 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | October 12th, 2013
    Sarah Palin delivered another one of her great campaign speeches for Steve Lonegan today at his campaign rally. You can watch the full speech below:
  • FULL SPEECH: Watch Mark Levin’s fantastic speech at the Steve Lonegan campaign rally

    10/12/2013 4:51:48 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 14 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | October 12th, 2013
    Mark Levin gave a great speech today in support of Steve Lonegan who is running for US Senate in New Jersey. You can watch the full speech below:
  • Levin is Right, Time for TOTAL War on the Vichy-Republican GOP Establishment...

    10/12/2013 8:29:25 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 48 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 October 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    While I'm loathe to fold-up Reagan's Republican 'big tent' for good, the Rove-Boehner-RNC-Fox-WSJ axis has taken the choice out of our hands, as they are clearly out to exterminate -or at least neuter- the TEA Party, particularly it's emerging new leadership i.e. Cruz, Lee, et. al... so it's kill or be killed (and I know which I'd prefer). But these losers can't win elections: Rove famously tanked in 2012 with those he and his Big Bux donors chose to back. Many of these GOP candidates were squirelly tools willing to do as he and the ole Bush gang tell them...
  • 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...
  • Cory's Booker of Lies

    10/08/2013 1:26:55 PM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2013 | Stella Paul
    A few chapters back in the Cory Booker story, the dashing young mayor of Newark, New Jersey was actually dashing into a burning building to save a helpless woman. Now here we are, a few plot twists later, and Cory Booker's halo is looking kind of mucky. Take those flirty tweets he sent to an impressively tattooed stripper... Did the public react to this naughty news with prudish gasps of disgust? Nope. Instead, cynics, who were getting used to Booker's antics, pointed out he may have deployed those tweets to scotch rumors of certain other.... proclivities. Now, really, tell me....
  • 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 set to endorse Steve Lonegan for U.S. Senate

    10/02/2013 4:38:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Star Ledger NJ.com ^ | October 2, 2013
    TRENTON — Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, is set to become the latest conservative to endorse Steve Lonegan in New Jersey's special U.S. Senate race, The Star-Ledger has learned.
  • Steve Lonegan's Bold Colors, Opposing Obamacare, NJ Senate nominee surges

    10/01/2013 5:48:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    spectator.org ^ | 10/1/13 | Jeffrey Lord
    Is New Jersey’s Steve Lonegan the next Scott Brown? A one-time sure-GOP-loser turned winner in a blue state special Senate election? Made a winner over “sure-thing” Democrat and Newark Mayor Cory Booker by popular revulsion with ObamaCare? And a truly riveting personal story that is turning heads all over the state of New Jersey? (Here is Lonegan telling the story of his blindness that has captured so much attention.) The question is suddenly being asked as a 35-point Booker lead in a September 11 Rutgers-Eagleton poll eroded by 9 points in just 12 days to a 26-point Booker lead in...
  • 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.
  • Elections have Consequences, New Jersey Edition

    09/24/2013 10:10:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/24/2013 | Phil Kerpen
    Nothing clarifies the mind of politicians like a fear of defeat at the ballot box. And nothing stokes such a fear more than watching an upset happen in a supposedly blue state. So with all the bitter arguments inside the conservative movement and Republican Party over health care and budget strategy, I offer a simple plea for unity of purpose around a common cause: elect Steve Lonegan to the United States Senate in New Jersey on Wednesday, October 16. Send a conservative who has promised to repeal Obamacare, cut spending, cut taxes, and limit regulation to the Senate from New...
  • Newark teen becomes city's 10th murder in 10 days

    09/14/2013 9:38:58 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    WABC (Newark) ^ | 09/01/2013 | staff
    A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot in Newark Wednesday evening, making him the city's 10th homicide victim in the last 10 days. The incident happened at the Riverview Terrace Housing Complex on Riverview Court, where the boy lived. Police identified the victim as Ali Rajohn Eric Henderson, who was gunned down in the courtyard area. Friends and family members of the victim have been gathering and lighting candles at the scene. No motive has been identified in the shooting, although sources have told Eyewitness News that a large amount of heroin and weapons were found inside the 14 year old...
  • NR v. Booker - Why we are suing the Newark mayor.

    09/11/2013 1:50:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 11, 2013 | Rich Lowry
    Newark mayor Cory Booker has a very active imagination. Eliana Johnson demonstrated that with her report on Booker’s moving, highly detailed accounts of his involvement with “T-Bone,” a hard-luck drug dealer who Booker admitted to a friend is a fiction. So count us as a little skeptical about heart-wrenching stories told by Cory Booker that happen to serve his rhetorical purposes. That is why Eliana has gotten interested in the case of Wazn Miller. In the sort of tragedy all too common in our cities, Miller was gunned down in Newark in 2004 in a murder that has never been...
  • 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.
  • Poverty in N.J. reaches 52-year high, new report shows [Heckuva Job, Christie]

    09/09/2013 10:52:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 9/8/13 | Brent Johnson
    Poverty in New Jersey continued to grow even as the national recession lifted, reaching a 52-year high in 2011, according to a report released today. The annual survey by Legal Services of New Jersey found 24.7 percent of the state’s population — 2.1 million residents — was considered poor in 2011. That’s a jump of more than 80,000 people — nearly 1 percent higher than the previous year and 3.8 percent more than pre-recession levels. "This is not just a one-year or five-year or 10-year variation," said Melville D. Miller Jr., the president of LSNJ, which gives free legal help...
  • Rand Paul On The War Path

    09/13/2013 9:51:54 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 19 replies
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul was in the middle of one of his trademark takedowns of the “right-wing hawks” in his party who “have never met a war they didn’t want to get involved in,” when he suddenly paused and began grinning. “There was a funny article the other day in Mother Jones — did you see it? About one of my colleagues?” he asked. He was trying to do the polite, senatorial thing by not mentioning his “colleague” by name. But when his vague prompt was met with a blank look during an interview with BuzzFeed, he scrapped the...