The 10 most GIFable moments from the Booker-Lonegan debate

By Yaël Ossowski |

There was a grand debate at Channel 6 Studios in Trenton, N.J., on Friday to determine who would be the best candidate for U.S. Senate.

There was this guy, Cory Booker, the Democratic candidate and establishment favorite:


And his opponent, the Republican conservative activist who gave Gov. Chris Christie a run for his money in the 2009 gubernatorial primary:


One of the first topics was the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, ready to be implemented in 2014.

Steve Lonegan pleaded for a more time to implement the controversial law.


And Cory Booker went on the offensive:


Lonegan responded by hitting Booker in the mouth:


So Booker made the emotional case for upholding same-sex marriage:


And Lonegan slammed Booker’s 1.4 million Twitter following:


Then they talked a little bit about economics:


And Lonegan got in a quick jab:


Followed by the mandatory argument about abortion:



And what about education and student loan debt?



Booker’s response?


It was a lively affair.

The next debate will take place Wednesday at 7 p.m. the same place, Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J.

Contact Yaël Ossowski at and follow him @YaelOss.

Yaël Ossowski is a journalist, writer, and consumer advocate. His writings and interviews have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online outlets across the world in multiple languages. He is the founder and editor of Devolution Review and deputy director at the Consumer Choice Center. He was previously a national investigative reporter at He has a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) from the CEVRO Institute in Prague, and a Bachelor's in Political Science from Concordia University, Montreal. He currently splits his time between Vienna, Austria and Charlotte, North Carolina.
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