From our very first interview with congressional candidate John McCann, we found him to be a very different kind of Republican candidate. Here are some curious FACTS about McCann:
John McCann was recruited from a Democrat office to run in the Republican primary for Congress. That’s right, McCann was a $151,000 a year (plus benefits) Bergen County patronage employee – working for a Democrat office holder in a Democrat-controlled county – when he was plucked from obscurity to challenge long time conservative Steve Lonegan.
McCann, an attorney, had a deal with his Democrat employers that was so good that they allowed him to collect $498,000 in “fees” in one year – that’s in addition to his full-time salary (with benefits). That’s right, he owed the Democrats a lot.
John McCann is the hand-picked candidate of a party boss who was convicted on public corruption charges and sent to prison. Read more on that here:
John McCann’s political consultant is a Democrat who ran the campaigns of some of the most far-left candidates in his state’s history. McCann’s campaign chair is a liberal pro-abortion acolyte of former Governor Christie Whitman. McCann’s campaign manager holds contracts from Democrat politicians.
Now comes the latest…
Since his campaign began, John McCann has flipped back and forth on where he stands on abortion and guns. A long time pro-choicer on abortion and advocate for gun-control, McCann started his campaign embracing those positions in order to give his candidacy clear blue water between him and Lonegan. He even argued that a Pro-Lifer/ Pro-Gun guy like Lonegan couldn’t win.
Then they did a poll… McCann’s team sat their candidate down and told him to lie. To his credit, he showed some reluctance in public… but his campaign communications and especially his campaign mail hasn’t. It’s been a full on lie and a remarkably disciplined lie so far as the campaign is concerned.
But then you have the candidate. He gets caught in these interviews, where he reverts to form – to the positions on Life and the Second Amendment that McCann has held all his life and that are dear to him. A case in point, was Friday’s Bergen Record. Here, read it for yourself…
Lonegan is staunchly pro-life, and recently told an audience at the Knights of Columbus in Fair Lawn that he'd support every anti-abortion bill that came before him. He's tried to tag McCann as being pro-choice, but McCann says the label doesn't fit.
"I believe that life begins at conception," McCann said.
But when asked whether he would support any future bill to further limit abortion, McCann indicated he would not.
"The law is what is," he said.
Hey, that’s NOT Pro-Life. That is pro-status quo, which equals, pro-abortion.
Now on guns:
Both candidates wrap themselves in the Second Amendment right to bear arms. McCann favors requiring universal background checks on perspective [sic] gun buyers but Lonegan opposes them they would just "add another layer of bureaucracy."
Ditto on the Second Amendment.
Here read the whole article for yourselves:
Too bad the New Jersey Family Policy Council chose the day after this Bergen Record article hit to do an attack on Steve Lonegan and an endorsement of John McCann as a pro-lifer that clearly fell outside the group’s non-profit guidelines. It looks like John McCann, the candidate, couldn’t help himself and ended up screwing the reputation of the NJFPC and its leadership. Who ever sweet-talked the NJFPC into doing this has a lot to answer for.