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Help Steve Lonegan Shock Cory Booker in New Jersey

Ask not what Steve Lonegan can do for you. Ask what you can do for Steve Lonegan.

Okay. Since you asked:

Conservatives and libertarians in all 57 states can help GOP senatorial nominee Steve Lonegan’s U.S. Senate bid in New Jersey against Newark mayor Cory Booker. Lonegan and Booker face off in a special election tomorrow, Wednesday, October 16, 2013. (Why a Wednesday? According to news accounts, this was the very first date a vote legally could be held to fill the seat that was vacated when Democrat Frank Lautenberg passed away.) 

Lonegan enjoys a Jersey bounce in the polls, leads independent voters by some measures, and boasts continued momentum since Saturday’s well-attended Tea Party Express rally in the Garden State town of New Egypt. Conservative author, attorney, and radio host Mark Levin stumped for Lonegan, as did former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. “Cory Booker poll numbers in free fall 2 days ahead of N.J. Senate election,” read a headline in Monday’s Washington Times.

Grassroots efforts from across the country can help Lonegan, the former twelve-year, tax-cutting mayor of Bogota, N.J. (a town that voted 67.5 percent for Obama in 2012), and seven-year state director for the pro-market Americans for Prosperity. If Lonegan can defeat Booker, Obama’s Mini Me, he will capture a long-time Democrat seat for the Republican party and, in so doing, complicate life for Senate Democrat chief Harry Reid and his boss, Obama.

Best of all, free-marketeers can do this from the comfort of their own homes! The Conservative Campaign Committee invites financial support for its $106,000 money bomb to purchase last-minute pro-Lonegan ads. Volunteer efforts also are welcome, namely ringing potential voters from personal lines — even outside New Jersey! The telephonically inclined should e-mail phonefromhome@conservativecampaign.org and request instructions on how to campaign with their dialing fingers:

Since this vote happens tomorrow, turnout will likely be low. Contacting pro-market, pro-liberty voters could trap Booker in Newark with his composite friends and pay-to-play pals. Sending Steve Lonegan to Washington would add to the Senate an unwavering voice for individual liberty, personal responsibility, limited government, free enterprise, and peace through strength.

Please spread the word on Steve Lonegan’s bid to advance freedom and fiscal responsibility and set Obamism back on its heels. And you can do so without leaving your house!

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News contributor and a contributing editor of National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

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