Lonegan Report Makes Clear: Support Swelling

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 @ 1:33PM in News, Press Releases

Liberal MacArthur reports hefty loan, single contributor

LAVALLETTE, NJ - Today former mayor and conservative candidate for New Jersey’s third Congressional District, Steve Lonegan, is proud to report that in addition to a loyal grassroots army, thousands have joined his campaign as contributors from the third district and across the state of New Jersey.

In the last reporting period, the Lonegan for Congress campaign raised $301,688.04 from 4,621 individual contributors with $172,054.45 cash on hand.

The average contribution was in the amount of $52.12.

“Our liberal opponent, Tom MacArthur, may have felt secure in purchasing the local county committee endorsements, but it’s clear he cannot buy the support of third district voters,” said Lonegan campaign spokesman, Tim Kelly. “MacArthur’s sole contributor – not counting $2 million that came from MacArthur’s own pocket – is a banker who doesn’t even live in the third district.

“Taylor Swift couldn’t write a sadder rejection song.”

Additionally, a letter written and signed by dissatisfied members of both Burlington and Ocean County GOP committee members was delivered to respective party offices today. The content of this letter is as follows:

Dear Republican Committee Members,

You know you made a mistake with your endorsement of Tom MacArthur for Congress.

What you might not yet know is that he just set a new record for a Congressional candidate with the fewest number of contributors to his campaign… ever.

And the contributor he did lock down, a banker, doesn’t even live in our district.

The Beatles wrote, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” though it’s more apt in this case to be rewritten, “Can’t Buy Me A Congressional District.”

This might be funny, were it not so sad.

A failed mayor with a tax-hiking record has been thoroughly rejected by the voters of our counties. We truly cannot believe you ever supported this guy, since we learn now that literally not a single voter in the district has contributed to his campaign.

Tom MacArthur’s embarrassing credentials and qualifications makes our endorsement look silly.

It’s still not too late to join us – and the thousands of people in OUR district – in supporting the true conservative in this race, Steve Lonegan.

After all, everyone is allowed one mistake.


Beverly Marinelli, Committee member, Burlington County Republicans
Mayor Walter LaCicero, Committee member, Ocean County Republicans

Proud Conservative Republicans Supporting Steve Lonegan


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