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Lonegan Sues Booker Over Unreleased Expenses

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Steve Lonegan is suing Newark Mayor Cory Booker for not releasing his mayoral expenses and other public documents under the Open Public Records Act. 

In July, the Booker campaign requested Lonegan’s public records and the Bogota clerk’s office got back to them immediately.  However, when Lonegan requested Booker’s public records, the clerk’s office did not answer as quickly.

Booker’s campaign asked for an extension, saying they couldn’t do it in time.  They’ve sent a partial answer to the full request and have requested another extension until September 13th.  Lonegan’s campaign is now suing to get the papers out publicly before the vote for Senate.

Lonegan has requested Booker hand over any possible expenses, time sheets for any municipally owned helicopter, and any other details in regards to Booker’s travel.  Booker’s media relation correspondent James Allen says, “There are no expense records because the mayor has never had a city credit card or reimbursement.”

Booker has denied requests for his expense records in the past saying, “I have an aid that keeps that stuff that has nothing to do with the city on a private server that is not operable.”

Lonegan’s request involves more than just the mayor’s expenses, which makes it difficult to release all of these in the time allotted. Allen says that the request for an extension is “entirely normal when dealing with a request of this magnitude.”

Tara Dowdell, a Democratic strategist, claims that Lonegan is simply trying to get attention for his campaign.

“Lonegan is a long-term rebel-rouser," Dowdell says.  "His polls are down, and he’s trying to find any way to put a dent into Booker’s campaign.”

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