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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 Takes a Side in NJ Senate Race



    Polls show Steve Lonegan is gaining ground on Cory Booker in the New Jersey race for U.S. Senate. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013)

    A conservative force in national politics has made her choice in the in New Jersey's U.S. Senate race.

    Sarah Palin is endorsing Republican Steven Lonegan in the special election.

    In a statement, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate says Lonegan asked for her support and she believes he embraces the state's motto, “Liberty and Prosperity.”

    Palin claims Lonegan's Democratic opponent, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, is out of touch because of his “constant tweeting and trips to Hollywood.”

    Palin says Lonegan leads with “conservative principles” and understands “government is too often the problem, not the solution.”

    Lonegan says Palin's support is proof the Republican Party will “always come together to stand for principled conservatives.”

    Lonegan is seeking the Senate seat left vacant by the death of Democrat Frank Lautenberg.

    The special election takes place Oct. 16.


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