NEW JERSEY 02 (R -- LOBIONDO)

Star-Ledger Praises LoBiondo for Voting Against GOP Budget

Editorial board writes that it doesn’t matter if he’s doing it for electoral reasons or as “a heart-felt revolt.”

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Jack Fitzpatrick
May 7, 2015, 6:37 a.m.

The Ne­wark Star-Ledger praised Rep. Frank Lo­Bi­ondo (R) in an ed­it­or­i­al for break­ing with his party and vot­ing against the House Re­pub­lic­an budget, cit­ing food-stamp cuts.

“He faces a po­ten­tially strong chal­lenge in 2016 from state Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D),” the ed­it­or­i­al board writes. “… So maybe this is a tac­tic­al move on Lo­Bi­ondo’s part, rather than a heart-felt re­volt. But who cares? He’s do­ing the right thing. It is a trav­esty that New Jer­sey’s five oth­er Re­pub­lic­ans sup­por­ted such a short­sighted and cruel budget.” (Ne­wark Star-Ledger)

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