Skip to comments.Steve Lonegan Has a Real Chance to Win
Posted on 10/14/2013 6:19:12 AM PDT by cotton1706
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 also prone to enrich himself through politics, which probably reminds you of someone too... but the media keeps giving him a pass anyway, because, well, it's the media and he's a Democrat rising star. That's what they do for fellow leftists. Not everyone though. Here is an eye-popping expose from the leftwing Salon.com:
In that same editorial, entitled "The People vs. Sharpe James," the [New York] Times (echoing similar sentiment in so much of the elite media) lauded Booker for being willing to "take the city in a different direction" when he defeated James at the polls in 2006. But over the next few years, Booker began mimicking James' moves to use the Newark mayor's office to enrich himself in a sad story that lives up to The Who's "meet the new boss, same as the old boss" lyric.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
New Jersey is Lucy and the republicans are Charlie Brown. The football is the possibility of a real republican getting elected.
Two days before the election for the incumbent Mayor of newark to be found not to be living in Newark, much less in NJ. Of course none of the local dem rags could manage to pick up on this.
I wonder where the Kenyan birth certificate is.
No, I’ve just been watching New Jersey for 50 years and every time we think a republican will win we get the rug pulled out from under us. The most we’ve ever been able to do is come within 1 or 2 points, or get someone like Christie.
Boy that’s for sure. If the republican party ever stopped having open primaries there would be no McCain.
What we need have FReepers and people go to polling places with cameras and stand on guard. Maybe the “doubles” will not try to vote multiple times. Especially watch for the busses going from polling place to polling place.
New Jersey has a lot of cleaning up to do, but they’re trying.
I don't think it's that, Booker outspent Lonegan by 10 or 11 times as much. Pair that with a media who refuses to expose Booker on any front and a long line of Federal leeches and it is discouraging. And that's not even touching the fraud issue.
That's why it's important that conservatives avoid voicing the negative defeatism that keeps people from the polls.
Unless, of course, they are trolls that want to kill conservative momentum.
Also..did you see that one of the residents who was criticizing Booker is named "James Sharp." Cute..
Lonegan does not have a chance. This always happens in NJ. Lucy. Football. Heartbreak. The state is simply crazy, and blue forever.
I’m driving 300 miles to vote.
it is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Stop pissing in my cornflakes dang it...
Watch the video, tell me if he is really gonna get turnout here...
Everyone thought Scott Brown couldn't win, believe in miracles, we really need one right now...
“Everyone thought Scott Brown couldn’t win, believe in miracles, we really need one right now...”
Yeah, no kidding. I live in MA and though we could feel it coming, nobody thought a Brown win could actually happen. Too bad he blew it by turning liberal. But live an learn.