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When he ran for Governor in 2005, Steve Lonegan finished in fourth place. Then he took a job with Americans for Prosperity and outside money flowed into New Jersey. With AFP’s money, Steve Lonegan did some good things for the conservative movement in New Jersey, but along the way it became more about Steve Lonegan and less about the movement.
In his 2009 campaign for Governor, Lonegan broke with fiscal conservative principles to propose an income tax plan that would have raised taxes for most of New Jersey’s taxpayers.