Lonegan Concedes

photo credit: Charles Measley

photo credit: Charles Measley

Former Mayor Steve Lonegan conceded the Special U.S. Senate election to Newark Mayor Cory Booker.

Lonegan was funny and gracious in his concession speech. “I said to myself, ‘Who wants that job anyway?'”

He thanked Governor Chris Christie for his ” bookend support” from his endorsement to robo calls.  Lonegan said he couldn’t expect anymore from Christie, “other than putting up lawn signs, and the thought of Christie running up and down the highway putting up lawn signs…”

Lonegan congratulated Booker and said , “May God be with him with the decisions he has to make.”

Lonegan said he has done his part in serving the country and is going back to the public sector.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Senate Special Election | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

One Comment on “Lonegan Concedes”

  1. Classy speech, said at 10:51 pm on October 16th, 2013:

    good guy, decent run, in an impossible situation.. memo to Monmouth GOP: of the 9 counties Lonegan won, Monmouth returned the smallest plurality: 54-45. Poor showing. Ocean kicked butt with a 64-35! Vote by mail was way under what it should be.. Not boding well for 2014, so, wake up, now!