By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org

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:

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

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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.

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And Cory Booker went on the offensive:

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Lonegan responded by hitting Booker in the mouth:

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

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And Lonegan slammed Booker’s 1.4 million Twitter following:

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Then they talked a little bit about economics:

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And Lonegan got in a quick jab:

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Followed by the mandatory argument about abortion:

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And what about education and student loan debt?

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Whoa.

Booker’s response?

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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 yael@watchdog.org and follow him @YaelOss.