Lautenberg’s Family Endorses Pallone

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The family of the late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg has endorsed Congressman Frank Pallone to fill their loved one’s seat in Washington.

In a statement released by Pallone’s campaign, the family said, in part:

We are saying: Stick with Frank.

Frank Pallone, like Frank Lautenberg, has always looked out for working families in New Jersey and made them his top priority – in fighting for economic justice, healthcare reform, environmental protection, education and so many other issues.  Frank Pallone, like our Frank, will put in the hours and hard work necessary to fight for New Jersey in the Senate.  And Frank Pallone knows that gimmicks and celebrity status won’t get you very far in the real battles that Democrats face in the future.

Frank Pallone worked with Frank Lautenberg for many years.  He understands what it takes to take on and defeat Republicans and the special interests that attack the well being of working families.  While it may not always attract glamorous headlines, Frank knows that to be effective you must put New Jersey and your principles first, not your own glory.

In a veiled swipe at Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the front runner in the August 13 primary according to independent polls, the family also said:

When New Jersey Democrats examine the Senate candidates closely, they may be surprised to find out that not all of them share core Democratic values or loyalty to the party.  And one candidate stands out as the best hope of continuing the progressive legacy of Senator Frank Lautenberg – Congressman Frank Pallone.”


Posted: July 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2014 U.S. Senate race, Primary Election, Senate Special Election | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

7 Comments on “Lautenberg’s Family Endorses Pallone”

  1. Oh please, no! said at 10:45 am on July 8th, 2013:

    come on, NJ, for once,stop being snowed by this phony- the last thing we need is this guy to vote in lock step with every miserable tax and program, and mad, socialist agenda of this Administration!! Wake up! If his (authoring?) embracing,of Obamacare isn’t enough for you, what would be?

  2. Joe Centonzi said at 12:04 pm on July 8th, 2013:

    Will no one stand forth and condemn the heirs of Lautenberg for the RACISTS they truly are?

    Are not all good Democrats aware that protective melanin is the sine qua non of politics today?

    Do they not understand that “Booker, Newark Ranger” rescued a woman from a burning building – and therefore merits universal approbation as the Democrat nominee to replace Lautenberg?

    What is wrong with these people?

  3. Barry said at 1:10 pm on July 8th, 2013:

    I did not see names of the family members included in the statement. I presume these family members live in NJ.

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  5. Whats Good For The Goose... said at 3:11 pm on July 8th, 2013:

    So now the Lautenberg’s are racist for not supporting Booker. That is the DNC line isn’t it? If you don’t support the DNC black candidates (conservative blacks don’t count, they stink too, like the Tea Party) you must be a racist! The shoe fits!

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