Lonegan campaigns in CD 3 against 'liberal Republican establishment'
By Matthew Arco | June 2nd, 2014 - 2:46pm
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MEDFORD – Taking shots at the “liberal Republican establishment,” congressional hopeful Steve Lonegan again told a crowd of supporters on Monday he looks forward to clinching a victory in tomorrow’s GOP primary.

“We have the momentum,” Lonegan told another friendly group on his diner tour in the lead up to Tuesday’s primary election against fellow Republican Tom MacArthur.

The closely-watched race between Lonegan and MacArthur hasn’t been without one camp taking shots at another. Now, with a short time to go before voters head to the polls, Lonegan took the opportunity to toss veiled criticism at those who balked at backing him to succeed outgoing U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan (R-3).

“We’re not going to be pulled around by our noses by the liberal Republican establishment,” he declared.

Lonegan made comments inside a Medford diner as he travels the district taking shots at his opponent and vows to supporters he’ll work on repealing the Affordable Care Act if sent to Washington D.C.

Meanwhile, MacArthur largely stayed out the spotlight as Tuesday’s election nears. The former Randolph mayor was slated to make comments at his campaign headquarters, according to his campaign.

But in response to Lonegan’s earlier comments about MacArthur gaining establishment support because of his deep pockets, the former mayor issued a quick response indicating he’s proud of his endorsements.

“Our volunteers have made tens of thousands of phone calls and knocked on thousands of doors sharing our positive message directly with voters,” MacArthur said in a statement.

“I have been moved by the outpouring of support I have received from so many across the 3rd congressional district while I have been out knocking on doors and attending meet and greets,” he said. “This has been a grassroots campaign and I have taken nothing for granted over these final days before primary election day.”

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