Bergen County Sen. Gerry Cardinale Endorses Lonegan for Congress
Hackensack, NJ -- State Senator Gerry Cardinale, (R-Bergen), today announced his support for conservative Republican Steve Lonegan in his campaign for congress in New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District.
"Steve Lonegan has been a tireless champion of the Republican Party when no one else would step forward to take on the tough battles," Sen. Cardinale said. "I'm pleased to be the first state legislator to announce my support for his campaign."
In announcing his support for Lonegan, Sen. Cardinale said it is imperative that Republicans unite to take back the Fifth Congressional District in 2018.
"Prior to 2016, North Jersey had not elected a Democrat congressman since the Depression," Sen. Cardinale said. "To defeat the incumbent, we need a candidate who is committed to the principles of the Republican Party, courageous in campaigning, and battle-tested. Not only is Steve Lonegan the only candidate in North Jersey who fulfills those criteria, his opponent, John McCann, comes up woefully short."
Sen. Cardinale, who was first elected to the State Senate in 1981, has long been recognized as the most influential Republican leader in Bergen County and one of the most respected Republican leaders in New Jersey.
"Senator Cardinale has been at the forefront of every worthwhile conservative cause," Lonegan said. "I'm honored to have earned his endorsement, grateful for his consistent service, and excited by the momentum behind our campaign to take back the Fifth District."
Lonegan is the only candidate who has been endorsed by the National Republican Congressional Committee having satisfied significant qualifying criteria that only the most elite candidates nationwide are able to do.