Lonegan votes for Romney

Conservative Activist Steve Lonegan won’t officially endorse anyone for the presidency, but while protesting Gov. Corzine’s toll hike plan at his Marlboro Town Hall meeting last night, Lonegan made his preference clear.

He’s voting for Mitt Romney.

Lonegan said that, since he runs Americans for Prosperity, a 501(c)3 organization, he doesn’t want to appear partisan. But when asked who his personal choice was, he told the Governor’s town hall meeting attendees that he’s for the former Massachusetts governor and business executive.

“I did not get up and say ‘Go vote for Romney,” he said. “I think he has the strong skills as an executive. There’s a big difference between being part of a lawmaking body and an executive.”

Lonegan acknowledged that New Jersey is McCain territory, but pointed to a Zogby poll released today that shows Romney leading rival John McCain by seven points in California.

“At the end of the day that’s the story,” he said. “This is going to be a horse race.”

Lonegan is an unpaid columnist for PolitickerNJ.com.

Lonegan votes for Romney