Booker, Lonegan come out swinging

AP News
Posted: Aug 22, 2013 5:59 PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's nominees for U.S. Senate are swinging away at each other.

Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan each say the other is on the far fringe of his party. Ande ach says that he is the mainstream candidate.

Booker says he represents a choice between "pragmatism and extremism."

Lonegan says Booker is a "far-left liberal" and has done little to help Newark.

Lonegan brushed off Booker's calls for unity as "vague rhetoric and vapid statements."

The election to fill the seat of the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg is Oct. 16.