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Republican from New Jersey

The former mayor of Bogota in Bergen County, Steve Lonegan is the New Jersey director of Americans for Prosperity, a conservative advocacy group. Lonegan ran unsuccessfully in 2005 and 2009 for the Republican nomination for governor.  

Recent statements involving Steve Lonegan

"Violent crime is up since the last year of Sharpe James’ administration. This year it’s higher. … The unemployment rate is almost 15 percent. The high school dropout rate is over 50 percent."

"I would be the first Republican senator elected in New Jersey in 41 years."

Says under Mayor Cory Booker, Newark has seen "violent crime up five years in a row, murder up five years in a row."

"The price tag amounted to nearly $4,200 for every man, woman and child in the state."

"Sixty percent of New Jersey doctors do not accept Medicaid patients."

Recent stories featuring Steve Lonegan

On Senate election day, the Truth-O-Meter reviews Booker, Lonegan claims:

From the financial fate of the national Social Security system to crime in Newark, PolitiFact New Jersey looks back at eight of the more than 20 claims made by Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan.

Truth-O-Meter issues rulings on toll hikes claims:

Toll hike claims earn True, False ratings.

NJ.com readers offer mixed reactions to Paul Mulshine’s column on Social Security:

Star-Ledger columnist Paul Mulshine gives his take on a recent ruling from PolitiFact New Jersey, and gets mixed responses from NJ.com readers.

Truth-O-Meter looks at the future of Social Security; checks claims in political campaign mailer:

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