Leonard Lance

Elected in 2008, Lance promised to be part of the solution to big government, over-regulation and massive spending powered by excessive taxation. Since then he has proven, time and time again, that he is no different.

Record in Congress

Leonard Lance was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008 in the hope that he would be part of the solution to big government, over-regulation, massive spending and excessive taxation. Four years later, it turns out that he's part of the problem: in many cases on very important issues and votes, his legislative record is no different than that of his Democratic colleagues.

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Record in New Jersey

From 1991 to 2002, Lance served in the General Assembly. In 2002, he was elected to the New Jersey Senate, serving as Minority Leader from 2004—2007. In 2007 he was removed as Republican Leader for not being "politically tough enough."

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Cap and Trade

Not long after he was sworn into office in January of 2009, Leonard Lance voted in favor of HR 2454, otherwise known as "Cap and Trade.". As it turned out, Cap and Trade amounted to the practical equivalent of a carbon tax – and Lance voted for it on June 26, 2009.

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Campaign Platform

While he proudly points to votes he cast supporting the conservative agenda of smaller government, lower taxes and less regulation, he never mentions the other votes he cast in favor of bigger government, higher taxes and more regulation.

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A Principled Conservative?

The American Conservative Union - the nation’s oldest and most respected Conservative organization - endorsed David Larsen, who is challenging Lance in the GOP primary for nomination to the U.S. Congress. Read more to find out why.

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