The Lonegan campaign had a fund raising picnic last night featuring "Joe The Plumber."
The campaign had been counting a big boost in fund raising and free media, with New York and Philadelphia TV news outlets covering the event. The results were less than they were hoping for.
The only television station present was NJN. The Star Ledger and Politickernj covered the event.
The Star Ledger said there were 300 people present at the rally. The Lonegan campaign said they were billed for 685 people and that 700-800 were actually there.
Whatever the truth is, 300-800 is not a bad showing for an outdoor rally in the rain. However the event did not live up to its hype or give the Lonegan campaign the boost that it needs.