Booker vs. Lonegan — The NJ Senate Race is Set!

by Ryan on August 14, 2013

in New Jersey,Politics

Yesterday, New Jersey held special election primaries to select candidates to replace the deceased Frank Lautenberg as senator for the Garden State.

The Democrats nominated Newark Mayor Cory Booker, while the Republicans nominated Steve Lonegan, former mayor of Bogota, NJ.  Both won decisively.

However, the fix may already be in.  On top of the fact that New Jersey hasn’t elected a Republican to the Senate since 1972, try googling “NJ Senate primary.”  This article reflects your typical find.  Nearly every entry has Booker’s win in the headline, with scant mention of Lonegan’s victory until one reads further.  The reason may be obvious:  Booker happens to be black, a Democrat, and a friend of the popular Chris Christie, while Lonegan is a white, self-proclaimed common sense conservative Republican.

Also, the special election is scheduled for October 16 so as not to increase Democrat turnout on the real Election Day, November 5, where Chris Christie is on the ballot.

This just in:  Christie’s people have declared that while he will endorse Lonegan, Christie will not campaign for him.  Ass.  I can’t wait for Christie’s big bear-hug of Cory Booker a week before the election.

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