Tea Party Candidate Steve Lonegan Brushes Off His Wife During Concession Speech

Steve Lonegan, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate who was defeated by Cory Booker yesterday, delivered his concession speech last night and, at one point, visibly shoves his wife’s arm away as she tried to console him.

Timecode 1:10 in the video below:

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I won’t speculate as to what’s going on behind the scenes, but considering how, throughout the special election process, Lonegan conducted an unsuccessful whisper campaign to insinuate that Cory Booker is gay, it’s not unfair to wonder what the hell that was all about. Coupled with his tea party politics, New Jersey voters helped us to dodge a bullet by keeping that guy out of Congress.

Bob Cesca is the managing editor for The Daily Banter, the editor of BobCesca.com, the host of the Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show podcast and a Huffington Post contributor.

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