This past Tuesday, voters that participated in the primary elections made their choice. I have been heavily involved in the political process here in New Jersey for nearly three decades. I have seen firsthand how intense and emotional primary campaigns can become. The feelings that immediately follow a competitive race are not easy to overcome. Resentment and offense can make it difficult to unify around the winner. Worst of all, pride can cause a person who lost the primary race to withhold their support of the winner, even though they were chosen by the people to represent their party in the general election.

That is why I advise candidates never to run toxic and demeaning campaigns filled with labels and insults that are energized with the usual firebrand conservative political flare. How does a candidate that lost the election now tell their followers to support the nominee in the general election? The candidate spent months defaming their opponent’s character and convincing people that the opposing candidate was unfit for office and “weak” on the issues. This is when we find out if the people running for office were truly fighting for the protection of preborn babies, our parental rights, and our religious freedoms – or simply promoting their own personal brand and political future.

If Life, Parental Rights, and Religious Freedom were truly the heart of any candidate, they would undoubtedly prefer their right-of-center primary opponent to win the general election instead of the current office holders that have sponsored radical polices that harm the family and hinder the church.

I urge everyone to support the congressional nominees that won the election over any number of far-left incumbents that have sponsored HR-3755 (so-called Women’s Health Protection Act that would codify into federal law the right to end the life of a child moments before birth) and HR-5 (the so-called Equality Act that would cancel religious freedom and physically harm America’s children).

Over the next few months, I pray emotions will fade and alliances will form. The social conservative movement in New Jersey is becoming stronger than ever before because of the passion and engagement of people like you. The conservatives challenged one another in the primary, the issues were presented to the voters, the choices have been made – now it’s time to win in November!

We will release our congressional endorsements and recommendations prior to the general election. Rep. Chris Smith (R-District 4) has already been endorsed by Family Policy Alliance.

Protecting your family,

Len Deo

Happy Veterans Day

We are profoundly grateful to our service men and women who have fought to defend our freedoms and liberties.

Ronald Reagan once said:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

These words ring just as true today as the day Reagan echoed them.

Thank you to all our New Jersey veterans who have “fought for, protected,” and preserved our freedoms – some even suffering from multiple wounds, loss of limbs, and mental health challenges.

My father-in-law, Carmine Cavallo, was once of the greatest generation. He was a quiet man, who probably suffered from PTSD. He saw several of his combat buddies lose their lives in defense of our freedoms against the Nazi regime. Carm, as we lovingly called him, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was one of the first group of soldiers to enter a concentration camp, witnessing those horrors. Carmine passed away 10 years ago. He is missed, but we remember his brave sacrifices in that horrific war.

To all who put their life on the line – we appreciate you! Thank you for your service to our great country.

An Election Recap

A huge congratulations to all the pro-life, pro-family candidates who fought hard in their elections and won. We had some good wins here in the Garden State. Phil Murphy is claiming to have eked out a narrow win on November 2nd, but Jack Ciattarelli has called for every legal vote to be counted, and as of writing this, he has not conceded the race.

Jack surprised the pundits by such a close race. Our voter registration shows that Democrats outnumber Republicans by a margin of over 1 million votes (2.6 million to 1.5 million). You can sure surmise that a good number of Democrats voted for Jack Ciattarelli. As of Friday, November 5th, 62,333 votes separated the candidates, with Murphy leading Ciattarelli by 1,280,443 to 1,218,110.

The best and biggest news out of the New Jersey Senate is that our current Senate President lost to a truck driver – yes, a truck driver. It was like an epic David verses Goliath battle…and David prevailed once again.

A few more updates:

Thank you for involvement, your active engagement, and partnership with us!

Yours for the family,

Len Deo
Founder – New Jersey Family Foundation