Time marches on, and one week after Senator Lautenberg died, campaigning for the Special Election to fill his Senate seat begins...
This week Democrat Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey passed away, and Governor Chris Christie has announced a Special Election to fill this now vacant Senate seat.
There is great news for conservatives as Conservative Republican Steve Lonegan has announced he is running for this seat.
Above: Steve Lonegan has served as New Jersey
state director for Americans for Prosperity
Steve Lonegan is an outstanding candidate. He is the state director for the conservative-libertarian group, Americans for Prosperity and has fought tirelessly against big government, out-of-control spending and higher taxers. Among other accomplishments, he helped defeat a proposal to raise the state's sales tax to 8%.
In 1995 Lonegan was elected Mayor of Bogota, defeating the incumbent Democrat mayor. He was re-elected in 1999 and 2003 by double-digit margins. As mayor he cut spending and propelled Republicans, who had long been in the minority, into a majority on the municipal council for 11 straight elections.
Lonegan ran as the conservative candidate against Chris Christie in the Republican primary for governor in 2008.
If Steve Lonegan wins this Special Election we will turn what had been a Democrat seat into a Republican seat, and Harry Reid will see his Democrat majority in the Senate further in jeopardy.