Loneganites probe on CD3

Allies of Republican Steve Lonegan, the former mayor of Bogota, reached out to party chairs in the Third Congressional District this week to gauge interest in a Lonegan congressional run.

In October, Lonegan lost his U.S. Senate bid to Democrat Cory Booker.

A source close to those conversations told PolitickerNJ.com that establishment members of the GOP worry about Lonegan’s lack of roots in the district, the fact that he doesn’t live in CD 3, and his opposition to federal Hurricane Sandy relief aid, calling a Lonegan candidacy a “non-starter.”

 

Loneganites probe on CD3