The tsunami of conservative endorsements continues for Republican candidate for Congress Steve Lonegan, with today's endorsement by State Senator Joseph "Jersey Joe" Pennacchio. That puts all but one of the Republican State Senators representing portions of CD05 in Lonegan's camp.
"Steve Lonegan has been a tireless fighter for our conservative principles for years," Sen. Pennacchio said. "New Jersey conservatives have been grateful for his leadership and West Milford voters have richly rewarded him."
Pennacchio, who represents one of the two Passaic County towns in the Fifth Congressional District, was referring to Lonegan's dominating performance in the 2013 U.S. Senate election when he defeated Cory Booker with 62% of the vote in West Milford.
"West Milford knows and trusts Steve Lonegan to fight for our conservative values," Pennacchio said. "Better jobs, lower taxes, term limits for Congress, the right to life, religious liberty, and a firm commitment to the Second Amendment -- these are all hallmarks of Steve's unwavering vision."
Lonegan thanked Pennacchio for his support and pledged to fight for West Milford and for all of North Jersey.
"Senator Pennacchio is among the most dependable senators New Jersey conservatives can look to," Lonegan said. "He is a leader in pushing for lower taxes, less government, and especially the right to life. I'm proud to have earned his endorsement and will work closely with him to make North Jersey a better place to live, work, and raise a family."
Each one of the Senators supporting Steve Lonegan is strongly pro-life, as is Lonegan. Pennacchio's endorsement comes on a day when Lonegan's likely opponent in the primary -- liberal RINO John McCann -- confirmed to Politico's Matt Friedman that he supports abortion and would "enforce the laws as they are constituted." Of course he will. No different than liberal Democrat incumbent Josh Gottheimer.
Lonegan has already been endorsed by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), Bergen County State Senator Gerry Cardinale, Mrs. Ann Kievit, President of the Northwest New Jersey Taxpayers' Association, Rev. Greg Quinlan, President of the Center for Garden State Families, on behalf of New Jersey for a Conservative Majority, Alexander Roubian, President of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS), United States Senator Ted Cruz, Warren County State Senator Mike Doherty, Sussex County Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space, Assemblyman-elect Hal Wirths, and Sussex County State Committeewoman Jill Space.