Tea Party star Sarah Palin is lending her support to the Republican candidate in the final days of the tightening race in New Jersey for Senate seat, telling voters this weekend the “eyes of America” are on the state.
The race between front-running Democratic candidate Cory Booker, the Newark mayor, and Republican Steve Lonegan has narrowed ahead of Wednesday’s voting, with Booker’s lead shrinking from as much as 27 percentage points in June to just 13 points, according to an averaging of polls by the website RealClearPolitics.
The race is for the open seat of Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died in June. And its outcome will help decide whether Democrats can retain control of the Senate in 2014.
On Saturday, Palin told a rally at the New Egypt Speedway that Lonegan, a former mayor, would fight against ObamaCare and stand with Tea Party senators including Ted Cruz of Texas.