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Steve Lonegan Has a Real Chance to Win
americanthinker.com ^ | 10/14/13 | James Simpson

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 ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: booker; corybooker; elections; lonegan; newjersey; nj2013; sarahpalin; stevelonegan

1 posted on 10/14/2013 6:19:12 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
Neighbors: Mayor Cory Booker of Newark Doesn't Live in Newark
2 posted on 10/14/2013 6:21:54 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: cotton1706

New Jersey is Lucy and the republicans are Charlie Brown. The football is the possibility of a real republican getting elected.


3 posted on 10/14/2013 6:23:09 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: novemberslady

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.


4 posted on 10/14/2013 6:25:58 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: McGavin999
Already give up the fight? Some people are so whipped they can't grasp the concept of winning.

/johnny

5 posted on 10/14/2013 6:27:11 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Mouton
Of course in NJ people vote by ballot early, so many of them didn't see this.

His neighbors know he thinks they're nothing but props.
And I notice that they care enough about their community to tell the truth, but no one cared enough about them to spread the word.
6 posted on 10/14/2013 6:30:17 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: JRandomFreeper

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.


7 posted on 10/14/2013 6:31:07 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999
Whining and defeatism doesn't win elections, and it's contagious. Keep it to yourself.

/johnny

8 posted on 10/14/2013 6:32:11 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: McGavin999
The football is the possibility of a real republican getting elected.

Yes it feels that way sometimes, but even Arizona has it's John McCain.
9 posted on 10/14/2013 6:32:41 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: novemberslady

Boy that’s for sure. If the republican party ever stopped having open primaries there would be no McCain.


10 posted on 10/14/2013 6:39:28 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999

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.


11 posted on 10/14/2013 6:42:06 AM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: McGavin999

New Jersey has a lot of cleaning up to do, but they’re trying.


12 posted on 10/14/2013 6:45:37 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: JRandomFreeper
Already give up the fight? Some people are so whipped they can't grasp the concept of winning.

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.

13 posted on 10/14/2013 7:14:52 AM PDT by Kenny (<p>)
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To: Kenny
Yet after being outspent 10:1 in liberal NJ, with a press that hates conservatives, Lonegan is within striking distance, and may well be within single digits in the polls by Thursday.

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.

/johnny

14 posted on 10/14/2013 7:20:42 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: novemberslady
Great video..thanks...wonder why he's sweating as he announces?

Also..did you see that one of the residents who was criticizing Booker is named "James Sharp." Cute..

15 posted on 10/14/2013 7:45:07 AM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: cotton1706

Lonegan does not have a chance. This always happens in NJ. Lucy. Football. Heartbreak. The state is simply crazy, and blue forever.


16 posted on 10/14/2013 7:45:25 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: McGavin999

I’m driving 300 miles to vote.
it is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Stop cursing.


17 posted on 10/14/2013 7:46:05 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: aumrl

Carry on!


18 posted on 10/14/2013 8:07:44 AM PDT by karnage
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To: cotton1706; All
For those of you that keep saying Lonegan can't win...

Stop pissing in my cornflakes dang it...

Watch the video, tell me if he is really gonna get turnout here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5rNnNIV9oKI

Everyone thought Scott Brown couldn't win, believe in miracles, we really need one right now...

19 posted on 10/14/2013 8:13:39 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: taildragger

“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.


20 posted on 10/14/2013 8:20:24 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Who is counting the votes?

That will tell you who will be the “winner.”


21 posted on 10/14/2013 8:39:36 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: ken5050
The video is a clear statement about their opinion of booker.
I thought every one liked him.
Apparently not.
22 posted on 10/14/2013 9:06:23 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: taildragger

good video. thanks for sharing.


23 posted on 10/14/2013 12:47:38 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: cotton1706

Has anyone ever seen Booker and DeVal Patrick together?

Or are they multiplexing “clean cut” black candidates these days?


24 posted on 10/14/2013 12:51:12 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks cotton1706.
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... Booker, who has seen both unemployment and crime skyrocket during his administration, has the left fawning all over him nationwide... 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.

25 posted on 10/16/2013 4:23:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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