Former Bogota, NJ Mayor Steve Lonegan – who ran for U.S. Senate last year in a special election – is moving to Lavalette in Ocean County and running for a U.S. Congressional seat in the Third District.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin endorsed Lonegan in his run against Cory Booker, the failed former Mayor of Newark. Gov. Palin and Mark Levin stumped for Lonegan at a Tea Party Express Rally in the final 72 hours of his campaign. Despite the best efforts of Gov. Palin and Mark Levin, Lonegan lost in a massive GOTV failure. New Jersey’s largest voting block is unaffiliated with Democrats following second in trail, but over 76% of the electorate across the entire political spectrum did not vote that day.
Ocean County is one of three counties that Lonegan carried in that election, which means he stands a far better chance of winning this seat. The incumbent, Jon Runyan is not seeking another term.
H/T Elizabeth Hawkes, Youth for Palin for story lead.