Sarah Palin to Endorse Steve Lonegan in NJ Special Election
Posted by Jackie Siciliano on October 2, 2013
As reported by NJ.com earlier this evening:
Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, is set to become the latest conservative to endorse Steve Lonegan in New Jersey’s special U.S. Senate race, The Star-Ledger has learned. Lonegan, a conservative Republican activist running against Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker, said his campaign will officially announce the news Thursday morning.
Palin will not visit New Jersey for the announcement, nor is she scheduled to stump for Lonegan here, the campaign said.
“She’s doing a big push for me through Facebook and Twitter,” Lonegan said. “It helps to ignite even more money coming in (to the campaign). It will help galvanize more attention to this national race.”
Lonegan, the former mayor of Bogota, has been facing an uphill battle against Booker, a celebrity politician in a heavily Democratic state. The two are running in the Oct. 16 election to fill the final 14 months of the U.S. Senate term vacated after Frank Lautenberg’s death. More