MOUNTAINSIDE – With his campaign manager vigorously shaking her head ‘no,’ Sen. Leonard Lance complies and doesn’t respond to Tom Roughneen’s opening blast in the 7th Congressional District GOP debate.
Roughneen ridicules Lance’s Sierra Club endorsement and criticizes him for mentioning the use of corn husks as an energy alternative.
“We have oil, we need to drill it and we need to take care of ourselves,” says Roughneen.
Ignoring the Iraq War veteran, Lance keeps with a question from moderator Fred Rossi about whether he would support making the Bush tax cuts permanent. He responds in the affirmative.