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In this photo taken Oct. 4, 2008, David Chaney, right, who identified himself on his Facebook account as a member of Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s Secret Service detail, watches Palin as she speaks to the media outside Gunther Toody In this photo taken Oct. 4, 2008, David Chaney, right, who identified himself on his Facebook account as a member of Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s Secret Service detail, watches Palin as she speaks to the media outside Gunther Toody's in Denver. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, RJ Sangosti)  

Sarah Palin slams Cory Booker, endorses Steve Lonegan

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin slammed Democratic New Jersey Senate candidate Cory Booker while endorsing his Republican rival Steve Lonegan Wednesday night.

“During one mayor’s tenure his town’s unemployment nearly doubled, taxes skyrocketed, and violent crime increased; but in fairness, Newark Mayor Cory Booker may not have noticed these facts between his constant tweeting and trips to Hollywood,” Palin said in a statement.

“Steve asked for my support, and today I officially endorse his candidacy. I encourage voters in New Jersey to give Steve a look and not believe those in the media who tell us conservatives can’t win in certain areas! Steve’s own electoral history proves that theory untrue,” Palin said.

“Her endorsement is further proof that the Republican Party will always come together to stand for principled conservatives,” Lonegan said.

Newark mayor Booker is widely expected to win the October special election, despite a violent crime wave that has ravaged the city of Newark this summer during his campaign.

“Newark is worse now than under Mayor Sharpe James,” Lonegan, the former mayor of Bogota, told The Daily Caller.

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