Lonegan counter-punches with endorsement by conservative icon Schalfy

Team Lonegan countered the debonair presence of Mitt Romney standing in the rival camp of Chris Christie earlier today by rolling out the endorsement of conservative Constitutionalist Phyllis Schlafy, founder of the Eagle Forum.

"Steve Lonegan is the only candidate for Governor of New Jersey who is going to cut taxes, save traditional marriage, and protect the sanctity of life," she said. "Eagle Forum PAC enthusiastically endorses his Republican candidacy for Governor.

"The recent court victory for traditional marriage in California demonstrates that traditional marriage can be saved even in the most liberal states,” Schlafy added. “But we have to support principled candidates like Steve Lonegan to protect our most sacred institution: marriage. Lonegan is the only true pro-life candidate in the race and he will not back down from his principles."

She invoked Ronald Reagan's cross the aisle appeal in describing Lonegan as the only candidate in the governor’s race “who attracts support from Democratic voters. Lonegan has consistently won elections in the overwhelmingly Democratic town of Bogota by winning over Democrats. Winning Democratic votes in November is essential for a Republican to defeat Jon Corzine, and only Steve Lonegan has proved he can do that.”

Lonegan counter-punches with endorsement by conservative icon Schalfy