New Jersey Debate for U.S. Senate

New Jersey Debate for U.S. Senate

Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan Go Head-to-Head on October 9, 2013

Palin to Stand Side-by-Side With Lonegan

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    The two men running for U.S. Senate in NJ squared off in a debate at Rowan University in Glassboro. NBC10's Rosemary Connors watched the war of words between Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013)

    Sarah Palin is slated to join the Republican running for U.S. Senate in New Jersey at a campaign event days before the special election.

    The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate is scheduled to attend a rally for Steve Lonegan's campaign workers at the New Egypt Speedway in Plumsted Township today.

    “I am proud to have the opportunity to stand next to a great conservative leader who should have been the Vice President as we go into the final hundred hours til victory on Wednesday,” said Lonegan.

    Lonegan describes it as the “largest grassroots campaign event in New Jersey history.”

    Booker and Lonegan Discuss Gay Marriage

    [PHI] Booker and Lonegan Discuss Gay Marriage
    Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan discuss gay marriage during Wednesday night's NJ Senate debate. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013)

    Palin has said Lonegan's Democratic opponent, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, is out of touch because of his “constant tweeting and trips to Hollywood.” She claims Lonegan leads with “conservative principles.”

    Booker has criticized Lonegan's conservative agenda.

    Lonegan and Booker are seeking the Senate seat left vacant by the death of Democrat Frank Lautenberg. The two faced off in a final debate on NBC10 and on Wednesday night.

    The special election takes on Wednesday.


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