In 2011, there were 49,080 people in New Jersey who were diagnosed with cancer for the first time. In the same year, 16,370 New Jerseyans died of the disease while countless others suffered its debilitating effects.
During his campaign for the United States Senate, Tea Party darling Steve Lonegan made it clear that he opposes improving the overall health of the American people by railing against Obamacare.
Now Lonegan wants to carpetbag in the Third Congressional District and run for the open seat being vacated by Jon Runyan. Lonegan’s Democratic opponent would be Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard.
Compare their views on health care:
When questioned on this topic, Lonegan said, “I hate to see you have cancer, but that’s your problem, not mine.”
Belgard, on the other hand, has devoted years to cancer fundraising, research, and care as a volunteer executive with the American Cancer Society.
What type of person do we want in Congress? A man whose responses are flippant and uncaring? Or a woman whose actions speak louder than words?