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GOP Senators Pennacchio, Cardinale, Oroho, and Doherty all support Lonegan for Congress

The tsunami of conservative endorsements continues for Republican candidate for Congress Steve Lonegan, with today's endorsement by State Senator Joseph "Jersey Joe" Pennacchio.  That puts all but one of the Republican State Senators representing portions of CD05 in Lonegan's camp. 

"Steve Lonegan has been a tireless fighter for our conservative principles for years," Sen. Pennacchio said.  "New Jersey conservatives have been grateful for his leadership and West Milford voters have richly rewarded him."

Pennacchio, who represents one of the two Passaic County towns in the Fifth Congressional District, was referring to Lonegan's dominating performance in the 2013 U.S. Senate election when he defeated Cory Booker with 62% of the vote in West Milford.

"West Milford knows and trusts Steve Lonegan to fight for our conservative values," Pennacchio said.  "Better jobs, lower taxes, term limits for Congress, the right to life, religious liberty, and a firm commitment to the Second Amendment -- these are all hallmarks of Steve's unwavering vision."

Lonegan thanked Pennacchio for his support and pledged to fight for West Milford and for all of North Jersey.

"Senator Pennacchio is among the most dependable senators New Jersey conservatives can look to," Lonegan said.  "He is a leader in pushing for lower taxes, less government, and especially the right to life.  I'm proud to have earned his endorsement and will work closely with him to make North Jersey a better place to live, work, and raise a family."


Each one of the Senators supporting Steve Lonegan is strongly pro-life, as is Lonegan.  Pennacchio's endorsement comes on a day when Lonegan's likely opponent in the primary -- liberal RINO John McCann -- confirmed to Politico's Matt Friedman that he supports abortion and would "enforce the laws as they are constituted."  Of course he will.  No different than liberal Democrat incumbent Josh Gottheimer.

Lonegan has already been endorsed by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), Bergen County State Senator Gerry Cardinale, Mrs. Ann Kievit, President of the Northwest New Jersey Taxpayers' Association, Rev. Greg Quinlan, President of the Center for Garden State Families, on behalf of New Jersey for a Conservative Majority, Alexander Roubian, President of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS), United States Senator Ted Cruz, Warren County State Senator Mike Doherty, Sussex County Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space, Assemblyman-elect Hal Wirths, and Sussex County State Committeewoman Jill Space.


Pro-abort McCann attacks Cruz endorsement of Lonegan

Self-described "Arlen Specter Republican" John McCann has attacked conservative Steve Lonegan for picking-up the endorsement of United States Senator Ted Cruz. 


Through an anonymous "spokesperson", McCann -- who the Bergen Record calls "the right hand man" of Democrat Sheriff Michael Saudino of Bergen County -- said that Lonegan was "out of touch" by accepting the endorsement of Senator Cruz. 


So let's see.  John McCann's model of a Republican office-holder is Arlen Specter, a RINO so extraordinary that he finally switched parties to Democrat because he believed he had become so distasteful to Republican primary voters.  A big government liberal who never met an abortion clinic that he didn't want to fund.


In contrast, Steve Lonegan has the strong support of one of the nation's top conservative leaders, Senator Ted Cruz.  The American Conservative Union rated Ted Cruz as voting the conservative position 100 percent of the time.  The National Taxpayers Union gave Cruz a 95 percent rating, while the Club for Growth rated Cruz at 96 percent.


When Arlen Specter was a Republican, before he embraced his "inner Obama" and became a Democrat in name as well as in practice, he didn't make it above 50 percent and some years flirted with zero.  This is who John McCann is modeling himself on.


You have to ask yourself... Don't we already have a liberal holding the seat?  And then the penny drops... McCann is a Democrat patronage employee put up by the Democrats to trash the Republican primary.  He isn't real.  Just a tool... for the Democrats.


The facts here are plain.  The Democrats (McCann included) know and respect the fundraising prowess of Senator Ted Cruz.  They know he will raise a half-million to a million dollars for the Republican in the race, Steve Lonegan.  They know that there are more than 2,000 Cruz donors who reside in New Jersey.


By attacking Ted Cruz, the spokesperson for "Stumbling John" McCann shows just how clearly out of touch he is.


Orr and Atwood caught in another lie

Candidates Nathan Orr and David Atwood (AKA David Wygonski, Dave Wygo, et al) have been running an ad in which they make the outrageous lie that Assemblyman Parker Space and Assembly candidate Hal Wirths voted for Bail Reform legislation.  They certainly did not.

Assembly candidate Hal Wirths was not a member of the Legislature and could not vote on S-946.

Hal Wirths' running mate, Assemblyman Parker Space, voted NO.

Hal Wirths has made his position very clear:

Harold Wirths, R

The intent of the bail reform constitutional amendment was to give courts discretion in either allowing the release or the detention of persons arrested based on concerns on whether or not they are a threat to public safety. The Legislature was also authorized to pass laws concerning pretrial release and detention.

If elected, I will work with Senator Oroho, Assemblyman Space and law enforcement to rein in judges that are allowing those who are a threat to society back out on the streets.

In addition, as a freeholder who spent nearly a decade as liaison to the sheriff and the jail, I understand how much the county-operated justice system costs taxpayers. The goal of bail reform was to cut the costs of incarceration, and that would be the trade-off for a speedier system. As conservatives, we will work to minimize the impact these changes have on taxpayers.


And Assemblyman Parker Space voted NO.

That makes Nathan Orr and David Atwood... liars, again.

On top of this, Atwood and running mate Bill Hayden couldn't be bothered to vote on the public question of bail reform when it was placed on the ballot in November 2014.  Both Atwood and Hayden failed to vote in that election or in most other elections, for that matter.  Atwood missed every election in 2013, 2014, 2015, and the primary of 2016. Hayden missed every election in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and the primary of 2016.

And now they lie about Parker Space and Hal Wirths on top of it.


Parker Space keeps cool. Rich liberal Dem has hissy fit.

It's the rich guy from Colorado vs. the farmer from Sussex County. 

Representing the pro-pot lobby, we have Congressman Jared Polis, a liberal Democrat from Colorado.  One of the ten richest members of Congress (net worth:  $400 million) and the first openly gay member of Congress to adopt children (2) with his male partner. 

Standing for traditional values, we have Assemblyman Parker Space.  Farmer, small businessman, and -- like his grandfather, his dad, and son -- a volunteer fireman.  A conservative Republican legislator married to Trump delegate Jill Space.  The father of two daughters and a son. 

Earlier this  week, Republican Space related a story told to him by a Sussex County resident who had just visited Boulder, Colorado:  "A constituent of mine told me the story of his visit to Boulder, Colo., and how disgusting he found it. People lying in the walkable town center, stoned, dirty and like zombies that you practically had to walk over. What's worse is that some actually had their children with them. He told me not to let this happen to Sussex County."

Democrat Polis took issue with the Sussex County resident's free expression of what he had experienced, as well as Assemblyman Space's exercise of free speech in relating it.  The Congressman sent the Assemblyman a letter, but being a true politician, he didn't keep it man-to-man and instead got the press involved.  Yes, Democrat Polis actually sent his letter to the New Jersey Herald and the Star-Ledger before sending it to the man it was addressed to, Parker Space.  That's an arsehole stunt if ever there was one.

The press pounced on it like dogs in heat.  In his letter, the liberal Democrat took offense that anyone would think differently than he does and insisted that the Sussex County resident who made the observations was mistaken.  Hey Congressman, it is called "an opinion" -- get over it.

The Congressman insisted that things are great in Boulder since the legalization of marijuana in January 2014, but the crime statistics (as reported to the FBI) don't actually bear him out:

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And a simple review of the police blotter for last weekend, indicate that the "high life" might not be without its "incidents":

Blotter - April 29, 2017

A passenger in a Jeep SUV suffered serious injuries after the vehicle rolled over at the on-ramp to northbound Foothills Highway from Table Mesa Drive.  The driver was also injured and an arrest is pending once he is released.  The 50-year-old-man will be charged with Driving Under the Influence/2nd Offense, Reckless Driving and Vehicular Assault.  17-5148

A 31-year-old man was arrested for Third Degree Assault and a woman and two other men were cited for brawling after police were called to the Walrus, 1911 11th Street on a large fight.  17-5151

Blotter - April 28, 2017

A 65-year-old woman was injured after she was struck as she was trying to cross the street at Broadway and North by a woman driving a Lexus. The driver was cited with Careless Driving Resulting in Injury. The victim was transported to Boulder Community Health.  17-5096

Police responded to the 1100 block of 12th Street on the report of a fight in progress where a male threatened residents with a folding knife.  The suspect was located later in the day at Illegal Pete's, 1124 13th Street.  The 22-year-old man was arrested for Felony Menacing, Third Degree Assault, Criminal Possession of an Identification Document and Criminal Possession of a Financial Device. 17-5113

No wonder Congressman Polis earns just a 33% rating from his state's law enforcement community.  But not to worry, Polis has a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood, 100% from the National Abortion Rights Action League, and 100% from the ACLU.  Can you spell L-I-B-E-R-A-L?

The multi-millionaire liberal Congressman ended his letter by inviting Assemblyman Space to Boulder to see for himself.  A nice gesture on the face of it, provided one wasn't forced to spend too much time with a sanctimonious politician like Democrat Polis.

In reply, Republican Parker Space kept it cool, issuing this statement to the media:

"I want to thank Congressman Jared Polis for his offer to visit Boulder. I understand that he is one of the richest men in Congress as well as one of its more liberal Democrats. 

As a member of the one percent, I am sure the Congressman can afford to fly me out there and I look forward to possibly taking him up on his offer, as long as ethics counsel approves. I know there are a lot of great local breweries there and when I am in Colorado I do love to hunt.

I also would like to point out that it is still early days in Colorado and that the Congressman might want to look at some of the recent developments in The Netherlands, a long time drug tourism destination.  Over the last decade the government there has had to take steps to restrict tourism, has reclassified some forms of marijuana as hard drugs, and has banned certain other popular recreational drugs."

Apparently, Congressman Polis hasn't read the substantial research on the decades of drug tourism in the Netherlands and its effects on that country, its economy, and its people.

There is a bizarre side note to all this.  Like Congressman Polis (who was born Jared Polis Schutz), Parker Space's opponent in this year's primary election is a fellow who also flipped his name.  David Wygonski Atwood was David Atwood Wygonski until a couple years ago.  Apparently the openly gay liberal Democrat did it in 2000 for no other reason than "he liked it better." 

Oh well, different strokes... but we still think this identity dysphoria is just a bit weird.


Candidate registered to vote under two names

In February, Assembly candidate David Atwood told a group of Republican voters that he was a "new voice for the Republican Party."  Yes, very new.


Atwood had only registered Republican on January 11, 2017.  He had moved to Sussex County in 2012 and since had only voted in two elections. 


But he hadn't voted as David Atwood.  No, for most of his life, David Atwood was legally David Wygonski.  When he lived in Illinois he was David Wygonski, and for most of the time he lived in New Jersey he was David Wygonski. 


In fact, even after changing his name to David Atwood, he continued to be registered at his former address in Sussex County as David Wygonski.  In effect, he was counted twice on the voter rolls under two different names, at two different addresses.


No kidding.  As of February 10, 2017, he was an "active" voter at two different addresses under two different names (see below):

About the time David Wygonski became David Atwood, he decided to run for office and began making much of his "blueblood" heritage on Facebook posts, bragging about how his ancestors came over on the Mayflower and such.  He even tried to pick a fight with Parker Space over how long the Space family has been in Sussex County (answer:  A lot longer than the Wygonski family or Atwood family or whatever it is he is calling himself this week).


So we have this brand new "Republican" -- who got a new name along with his new party -- running as a self-proclaimed "blueblood" elitist.  It is the strangest campaign launch that we've ever seen.