New Jersey Conservative Party

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New Jersey Conservative Party
Leader State Chairman, Rev. Dr. Steven Maness
Founded 1992
Ideology Nationalism, states' rights, conservatism, right-wing
Website

http://www.njcp.org/

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.njcp.org

The New Jersey Conservative Party, also known as the NJCP, was a conservative political party in New Jersey, United States.

Ideological base[edit]

The NJCP is similar to the Republican Party. It believes in low taxes, a balanced budget and job growth. They believe in the right to own private property, limiting welfare to individuals, ending government-supported health care, and limiting foreign aid. They favor states' rights, a strong military, anti-immigration laws, and term limits for congressmen.

History[edit]

The New Jersey Conservative Party was created in March 1992 by Tom Blomquist. In 1995, the party broke the record for the most third party candidates during one election in the history of New Jersey. This helped lead the NJCP to receiving 117,219 votes. In 2000, the New Jersey Conservative Party was involved in a lawsuit that permitted New Jersey voters to join third parties. In 2009 the parties state chairman asked registered members to change their party affiliation to Republican so they can vote for Steve Lonegan for Governor. As of October 20th 2008 the state lists, 154 registered Conservative Party members statewide [1]. By doing this, State Chairman Stephen Spinosa is effectively calling for the end of his third-party movement in order to boost Lonegan's chances. His actions have put him at odds with Sam Gallo, the National Chairman of the Conservative Party of the USA. "Their leadership has displayed a dose of insanity! A real blight on true Conservatives across America intend on changing direction of this country," [2]

The party's website disappeared after 2009 and the party appeared to be dissolved for a short time. It was resurrected in 2010 after Spinosa handed the State Chair leadership to Dr. Steven Maness, who was personally mentored by Tom Blomquist, NJCP Founder,and was an original party member. The new website and contact information will be available soon.

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