New Jersey was just as bad as one would think. They do not send a single Conservative to Congress. You’d think Conservatism would have made advances under a Republican governor, but, alas, Chris Christie was too busy making advances on the Golden Corral. That being said, there’s nowhere to go but up.
Best Picks: Brian Goldberg, Steve Lonegan, Raafat Barsoom
Worst Picks: Lindsay Brown, Leonard Lance, Martin Hewitt
Best Race: District 5, US Senate
Worst Race: District 7
Looking to take Bob Menendez’s seat are two Republicans, Brian Goldberg and Bob Hugin. This race isn’t getting a whole lot of attention among Conservatives, and perhaps because Menendez is a heavy favorite. Still this race is a classic Conservative vs Establishment showdown. Bob Hugin isn’t even running as a Conservative. He isn’t even running as fiscally responsible. By his own campaign platform, he seems like the candidate that would seek crony policies for his backers.
There’s nothing on Hugin’s website to dispute Goldberg’s claims. Hugins is running a campaign that gives in to the Democrats. What’s the point in voting for him? Goldberg is running to the right and is strong on life and Supreme Court appointments, a Senator’s function as opposed to creating jobs.
Conservative Pick: Brian Goldberg
Paul Dilks is the only Republican in this race.
Four Republicans are running. The strongest of which seems to be Hirsh Singh. After failing to win last years primary for governor, Singh is back for District 2. His website doesn’t list his platform, but his Twitter is full of Ted Cruz retweets. When running for governor, he emphasized school choice and also supported marijuana legalization. He’s strong on guns. He also seems to have all the endorsements signifficant or otherwise. In 2013, Seth Grossman, primaried Chris Christie. Of course he failed, but he seemed to campaign on genuine local issues. Now, he’s campaigning on Trump, immigration, Obamacare, and something about self defense but not the 2nd Amendment. There’s no indication he would cut spending. Next is Sam Fiocchi. He was a former legislator voted out. Fiocchi also has an emphasis on Obamacare repeal. He’s a step up from Grossman but still no emphasis on spending cuts.
Conservative Pick: Hirsh Singh
Tom MacArthur is a major RINO. He is unchallenged.
RINO Chris Smith is unopposed.
This is a winnable House seat for Republicans seeing that Trump won the district. After failing against Tom MacArthur, Steve Lonegan is back in District 3 this time to be the lone NJ Conservative in Congress. He has the backing of major Conservatives such as Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mark Levin, and Tea Party affiliates. Opposing him is John McCann who is campaigning on how he brownnosed Trump during in 2016 when Lonegan was a Cruz supporter. We’ve seen how Conservative Trump sycophants fail to be.
Conservative Pick: Steve Lonegan
Rich Pezzullo is unopposed.
New Jersey is so blue even a staunch leftist is running as a Republican to oust RINO Leonard Lance. Her name is Lindsay Brown. She supports single payer healthcare. The last hope in the District is Raafat Barsoom. Barsoom has an interesting perspective as a Christian born in Egypt. He is a Conservative and the only good option.
Conservative Pick: Raafat Barsoom
John Muniz is running unopposed.
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Eric Fisher is running unopposed.
Agna Khan is running unopposed.
Democrats are going to want this vacated red seat. Four Republicans are running. Martin Hewitt is a clear RINO. Jay Webber is skilled campaigner. Furthermore he has an decent record in the NJ General Assembly. He’s the frontrunner if there is one and has the best chance at holding the District.
Conservative Pick: Jay Webber
Daryl Kipnis is unopposed.