Meet Steve Lonegan

by Robert Costa

So far, the former Bogota mayor is the only person who’s running in August’s Republican primary for New Jersey’s special Senate election. In a new interview with Garden State journalist Mike Schneider, Lonegan says he’s confident that he’ll be competitive, and he touts his support among conservatives.

The filing deadline to run in the primary is Monday, June 10. Unless another Republican candidate suddenly emerges, Lonegan is on track to win the contest. And if he wins it, he’d likely face a well-financed Democrat, such as Frank Pallone or Cory Booker, in October’s special election.

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