STATE – The two Republicans who are running in next week’s special Senate election primary have both signed a pledge to limit government spending, according to the Coalition to Reduce Spending.
Former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan and Dr. Alieta Eck signed the group’s pledge, promising not to vote for any spending without offsets elsewhere in the budget and to vote only for budgets with a path to balance.
The non-partisan group has gotten 22 other candidates nationwide to agree to the pledge. All but one are Republicans.
“Many special interests stand in opposition to reducing federal spending, and it’s unfortunately common for election-time promises to be as temporary as the races that produce them. For a candidate to put his or her commitment on paper requires commitment that goes above and beyond the average,” said Jonathan Bydlak, president of the Coalition to Reduce Spending.
“We’re thrilled Mr. Lonegan and Dr. Eck have done just that,” he added, “and citizens in New Jersey should be thrilled as well.”
The Coalition says it has been in touch with the Democratic candidates in the race and also plans to reach out to every elected official and candidate for office with the opportunity to go on the record with regard to spending.
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