I have a handicap, you know. I am a white guy running in the state of New Jersey. That is my handicap.
— Steve Lonegan
Lonegan: “I Have A Handicap, You Know. I Am A White Guy Running In The State Of New Jersey. That Is My Handicap.” According to MotherJones, “On August 8, Lonegan’s campaign tweeted: ‘Just leaked – Cory Booker’s foreign policy debate prep notes.’ Accompanying the message was a picture of a map of Newark, but with areas of the city labeled as countries in Africa, South America, and the Middle East. The campaign quickly deleted the tweet after Booker and others called it racist and ‘deplorable.’ … At a press conference, Lonegan, who said he didn’t approve of the tweet, nonetheless called the criticism ‘silly nonsense.’ He went on to say, ‘I have a handicap, you know. I am a white guy running in the state of New Jersey. That is my handicap.’” [MotherJones, 8/14/13]
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