STATE – Texas Congressman Ron Paul endorsed conservative Steve Lonegan in the New Jersey Republican Gubernatorial Primary today. The former presidential candidate announced his support in an email sent to thousands of New Jersey Republicans.
“I was very impressed by Steve Lonegan’s record of budget restraint as Mayor of Bogota, NJ,” Paul said. “Steve 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.”
Lonegan will face liberal Republican Christopher Christie, who earned fame as United States attorney for New Jersey, appointed by President George W. Bush, in the primary election on June 2.