Ron Paul Elbows Into New Jersey Gubernatorial Race

Created: May 14, 2009 15:46 | Last updated: July 31, 2020 00:00

The increasingly relevant GOP congressman from Texas has emailed his Campaign for Liberty list in support of Steve Lonegan, the more conservative of the two leading candidates in New Jersey’s Republican primary for governor.

Steve Lonegan is strong advocate of free markets. I was very impressed by his record of budget restraint as Mayor of Bogota, NJ. He has been a vocal critic of runaway spending and taxpayer funded bailouts, and he understands that we must reject the nanny state and return government to its proper, restrained role. Sending Steve Lonegan to Trenton would be a tremendous victory for the people of New Jersey. That is why I am supporting Steve Lonegan for New Jersey Governor.

Lonegan typically polls behind Chris Christie, the frontrunner, in trial heats with Gov. Jon Corzine (D-N.J.). And Paul’s efforts for Murray Sabrin, a supporter who ran for the 2008 U.S. Senate nomination in New Jersey, did not prevent Sabrin from eventually losing to underfunded moderate candidate Dick Zimmer.