by Mark J. Magyar / NJ Spotlight
For Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan, the four-day-old shutdown of the federal government underscores the stark policy differences between the U.S. Senate candidates on the role and size of federal government, the Affordable Care Act, and the three-year battle between President Obama and the GOP-controlled House that has plunged Washington into gridlock and fiscal crisis.
Heading into their first debate tonight, it is a battle both Booker and Lonegan welcome, but for very different reasons.
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