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Pallotta for Congress Responds to Intercept Article: ‘Gottheimer: Bad Votes. Bad Boss. Bad Guy’

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Mahwah NJ, Pallotta for Congress spokesman Pete Sheridan released the following statement in response to The Intercept article Rep. Josh Gottheimer is a Really, Really Terrible Boss, Former Staffers Say:

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A PUBLIC TOWN HALL WITH QUESTIONS FROM CONSTITUENTS FOR REP JOSH GOTTHEIMER IN NJ CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 5

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Ridgewood NJ, Congressman Josh Gottheimer has been invited to a public town hall on April 22 by a coalition of 13 grassroots groups who are his constituents in NJ Congressional District 5. While the Representative’s attendance is not expected, residents are encouraged to attend, ask questions, and share their concerns with their representative and each other. Everything will be shared with the Congressman following the event.

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John McCann Announces His Intention to Run for Congress

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Emerson NJ, John McCann is hoping the second time is a charm , the seasoned campaign veteran and lawyer announced on his Facebook page that he will challenge John Gotteimer in the 5th Congressional District . Vastly outspent McCann came within striking distance in 2018

” I am pleased to announce my candidacy for Congress. All 18,000 plus of you have been tremendous supporters through the last campaign. That is why I am asking you to join me one more time so we can finish the job.”

https://www.mccannforcongress.com/

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Statement from John McCann on Double Dipper and back Stabber Sheriff Mike Saudino Endorsing Josh Gottheimer

June 18, 2018

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Hackensack NJ, in a statement on his friend Sheriff Mike Saudino endorsing Josh Gottheimer , ” Unfortunately, he is doing what he has to do to survive, placing partisan politics above friendship. Eight other New Jersey sheriffs have endorsed me and have recognized these four points.
– I was directly responsible for saving over $1 million in healthcare savings in the jail. In contract Josh Gottheimer wants to spend taxpayer money.
– It was my initiative, and upon my recommendation that the Sheriff’s department adopted the policy to use body cameras as the first in the state.
– Myself and members of the team spent thousands of hours merging the Sheriff and County police departments. A policy that Josh Gottheimer opposed in January of this year.
– I modernized the medical leave policy, saving tens of thousands of dollars of overtime hours.
By endorsing a democrat in this national election, Saudino wants to put the gavel back in the hands of Nancy Pelosi and liberal democrats. “

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Are the Democrats attempting to pick the winner of the Republican primary for Congress in the 5th District?

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Gottheimer Supporters Now Backing John McCann

February 25,2018

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Hackensack NJ , The Lonegan for Congress campaign is questioning if Democrats have infiltrated the ranks of the Republican Party in the 5th District now that a prominent New Jersey family with ties to Democrat Josh Gottheimer is publicly supporting John Mcann in the Congressional race.

Harry Shortway is the Mayor of Vernon Township, in Sussex County. His father, also named Harry Shortway, is the Mayor of Midland Park, in Bergen County.

Harry Shortway of Vernon was the most prominent Republican in Sussex County to endorse liberal Democrat Josh Gottheimer for Congress. His father, who held a patronage position with the Democrat Sheriff of Bergen County, recently told GOP officials that he too was supporting Democrat Gottheimer.

On Sunday, February 25th, the Shortways will be hosting a campaign event for John McCann’s congressional campaign committee. The event will be held at the family business: Shortway’s Barn, in Hawthorne. McCann claims to be a loyal Republican, but why are two Republican supporters of the Democrat incumbent supporting him?

McCann was also in the employ of the Bergen County Democrat Sheriff Michael Saudino until announcing his run for Congress last September.
Are the Democrats attempting to pick the winner of the Republican primary for Congress in the 5th District?

FACEBOOK LINK: McCann-Shortway Meet & Greet see photo

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Lonegan Advocates ‘Prayer To The Classroom’, to stop school shootings

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February 18,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, GOP Candidate (CD5)  Steve Lonegan is advocating returning  ‘Prayer To The Classroom’, to stop school shootings.  Lonegan says , “Prayer in school is the answer to gun violence.” Lonegan went on “It’s just so disturbing that society has deteriorated to this point morally that we are confronted with this.”

“Why does prayer scare liberals to death? Liberals took God and civics, love of God and love of country, out of schools, now they are surprised at the results? Prayer, love of God, love of country, and love and respect for each other are what we need.”

Lonegan quoted Ronald Reagan ,”If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under ”

Here is the original non-sectarian prayer being so strenuously objected to by the left: “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our Country.”

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Reader says one would think it would take a miracle, or at least some extremely fortuitous set of circumstances going Lonegan’s way, to enable him to flip the seat back into republican hands

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The fifth congressional district was recently gradually trending blue, out from under Garrett who was still showing up well for re-election every two years until he was ambushed in 2016 via a disingenuous (but admittedly politically successful) LGBT line of attack. He had all the integrity in the world (particularly compared to the average DC swamp denizen) and yet was ruthlessly trashed because he would not yield to pressure to deviate from his strong sense of traditional personal morality. Say what you want but Garrett was not going to do like Obama did and blatantly flip-flop on his belief regarding marriage only being between one biological man and one biological woman. It’s 2018 now, though, and what with the proportional advantage the Democrats have amassed in terms of affiliated registered voters in the 5th Congressional district (gubernatorial candidate Guadagno found voters living in this district considerably less inclined toward her message than did Christie when he ran twice), one would think it would take a miracle, or at least some extremely fortuitous set of circumstances going Lonegan’s way, to enable him to flip the seat back into republican hands.

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Reader answers “Is this the same Steve Lonegan that was one of the most anti-Trump people during the campaign?”

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“Is this the same Steve Lonegan that was one of the most anti-Trump people during the campaign?”
Yes… but not what you seem to be implying.
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Lonegan was pro Ted Cruz (that’s why he was “against” Trump), Now that Trump is in he fully supports him even though Trump wasn’t his first choice in the primaries.
Lonegan is a solid guy if you believe in Republican values like tax cutting, etc and he aligns with Trumps agenda.
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If you are a supporter of the Trump agenda (which it seems like you are) then a Lonegan victory would help implement it.
If you are a McCain, McConnel, Murkowski, Graham, Flake type Republican then Lonegan might not be for you in the primary.
If you are a Democrat then it does not matter who the Republicans put up since you’ll be voting “D” anyway…

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Lonegan Campaign Announces Book Signing with Lewandowski and Bossie

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January 27,2018

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Hackensack NJ,  Lonegan for Congress today announced a fundraiser with former Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski and former Deputy Campaign Manager David Bossie that will be held on Wednesday, January 31 the Bishop House in Saddle River.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Corey and Dave to New Jersey in support of Mayor Lonegan’s campaign to take back the Fifth District,” Campaign Manager Michael D. Byrne said. “Conservatives across the district and across the country are excited about Steve’s momentum and are uniting behind him.”

The event will include a book-signing of their new tome, “Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency.”

“The Fifth District is a tremendous location for this event because its a fundamentally conservative district — a district that President Trump won in 2016,” Byrne said. “Corey and Dave were instrumental in helping President Trump win the presidency and carry places like North Jersey where the voters are fed-up with big government, high taxes, and burdensome regulations.”

Byrne said Lonegan’s campaign to lower taxes, create jobs, enact term limits and curtail federal overreach is drawing increased attention and support within the Fifth District, around New Jersey, and across the country.

“More and more people are learning just how out of touch Josh Gottheimer is with his district and how vulnerable he is,” Byrne said. “Josh may have eeked out a win in 2016, but he won’t be able to win again against Mayor Lonegan who already won the Fifth District against the Democrat Party’s greatest so-called rising star, Cory Booker.”

Byrne said that Gottheimer is just as liberal as Booker and that his attempts to masquerade as a moderate are failing.

“Mayor Lonegan’s race will be one of the most high profile challenger races in the country,” Byrne said. “In the New York market, it will pit Mayor Lonegan — New Jersey’s most accomplished conservative crusader for the past two decades — against left-wing ideologue Josh Gottheimer who opposes tax cuts, ending Obamacare, and term limits. Mayor Lonegan will be President Trump’s greatest ally in draining the swamp and Making America Great Again.”

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John McCann Announces His Candidacy for Congress in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District

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November 30,2017

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Paramus NJ ,  Surrounded by his family and hundreds of supporters at VFW Post 6699 in Paramus, John McCann announced his candidacy for Congress in New Jersey’s 5th District.

John J. McCann is a conservative leader who has successfully fought for conservative principles at every level of government. A resident of Oakland, McCann is General Counsel to the New Jersey Sheriffs Association and former Cresskill Councilman. In addition, John served as Counsel to the Bergen County Sheriff and he was involved in the effort to defeat HillaryCare in the United States Senate.

“I am working to protect the American Dream for people who work hard and play by the rules to help create jobs and opportunity for all Americans, and to safeguard the freedoms that are under attack by liberal politicians in Washington,” said McCann.

A practicing attorney, John McCann advises Sheriffs across the state on both legal and policy issues as General Counsel to the New Jersey Sheriffs Association. During his career, McCann has been a legal advisor for many Chiefs of Police, as well as serving as General Counsel for the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation in New York City. In 2010, McCann helped elect the first Bergen County Republican Sheriff in nine years and then he served as General Counsel for the Sheriff of Bergen County, where he played an integral role keeping the office’s budget below the rate of inflation. John was credited with saving taxpayers over a million dollars in inmate medical spending, while at the same time drafting and implementing a new family leave policy that dramatically reduced overtime costs. Most significantly, he is recognized for shepherding through a legal strategy that eliminated a redundant law enforcement agency in Bergen County, saving taxpayers millions of dollars.

“Voters are tired of words without action. We need to elect people who have a track record of actual success,” said McCann. “Throughout my career, I’ve worked to protect taxpayers, keep our community safe and defend the Constitution.”

As a candidate for office in 1995, McCann first proposed a 2% property tax cap for New Jersey and, while serving on the town council in Cresskill, John fought against 10% municipal pay increases. On the town council, John worked to build a recreation center without any taxpayer money, which continues to operate solely through the fees it generates. As a Fellow working in the United States Senate in 1993-94, John McCann created the chart that helped shift public opinion in opposition to President Clinton’s proposed HillaryCare legislation.

“My campaign is to create a more affordable future for families in New Jersey,” McCann said. “The liberal agenda pushed by lifelong bureaucrat Josh Gottheimer isn’t right for New Jersey, and isn’t right for the people of the 5th congressional district.”

“John McCann is the right candidate to bring the republicans back in control of the 5th district,” said Ginnie Littell, Former Republican State Chairman.
John and his wife, Sharon, have been married for 27 years. They raised their two daughters in Cresskill and now reside in Oakland. Sharon is a high-risk obstetrician who has delivered thousands of babies who may not have made it to term. She has repeatedly received New York Magazine’s “New York’s Best Doctors” award in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Their daughters currently attend Georgetown University and Fordham University. In 1981, while on duty working for Brinks, John’s father was shot in a holdup perpetrated by people associated with domestic terrorism.