GALLOWAY TWP. -
Republican candidate for New Jersey's open US Senate Seat, Mayor Steve Lonegan addressed the government shut down while campaigning in Galloway Township on Tuesday.
The mayor was joined by the Republican Governor of Texas, Rick Perry as the two spoke of their support of small businesses and their hopes to grow the country's economy.
They also discussed Obamacare and what they say the affordable care act really means.
Lonegan says that the law is an intrusion and applauded house republicans for ``holding the line'' in the capitol.
"If it takes some government shut down to put America back on track, let's do it, bring it on, bring it on. You'll have your police, you'll have your schools, you'll have your libraries because local government is the government that matters," said Lonegan.
Lonegan's opponent, Democrat Mayor Cory Booker, says the health care overhaul expands health insurance access to millions of Americans and started a petition to urge congress to stop the shutdown and fund Obamacare.
A New Monmouth University poll out Tuesday shows Booker's lead shrinking, with him up only 13 points over Lonegan with just over two weeks to go until the October 16th special election.
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