AFP Presidential Summit On Spending And Job Creation

The Americans for Prosperity Foundation will broadcast a Presidential Summit on spending and job creation tonight from New Hampshire at 8PM.   Mitt Romney, Michele Bachman, Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain and Rick Santorum will be participating.

The event will be streamed at AmericansforProsperity.org and broadcast on C-SPAN.

The Bayshore Tea Party Group will be pariticpating in the event locally from their office at 275 Route 35 North, Red Bank and will have a straw poll.   If planning to attend the BTPG, plan to arrive between 7 and 7:30.

Posted: April 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

ELEC Meets Today

Is Lonegan On The Agenda?

By Art Gallagher

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission meets in Trenton this morning. 

It is the commission’s first meeting since the Think Progress blog reported that Lonegan apparently lied about his compensation from Americans For Prosperity when he sought and received $2.7 million in taxpayer “matching funds” for his 2009 Republican gubernatorial primary bid against Chris Christie.

ELEC forbids candidates from receiving matching funds if they were “involved in anyway” in the management of a political advocacy organization unless the organization discloses the names of its donors.  Lonegan, who is and was the Executive Director of Americans For Prosperity-NJ, said the disclosure requirements did not apply to him or AFP because he was paid from the organization’s education account rather than its lobbying account.  Think Progress says they’ve seen tax records that reveal he was paid by the lobbying branch.

The Lonegan controversy is not on the commission’s published agenda, however it could come up in public comments or executive session.

In addition to the fund raising controversy, our friends at The State-NJ report that Governor Christie’s office has suggested that AFP national president Tim Phillips prevail upon Lonegan to tone down his rhetoric.


Posted: April 26th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Americans For Prosperity, ELEC, Steve Lonegan | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »