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Rep. Josh Gottheimer. (D-Wyckoff). (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe)

Five Republicans, one Democrat take on Gottheimer

By Nikita Biryukov, March 30 2020 7:06 pm

Rep. Josh Gottheimer filed for re-election with more than 400 signatures Monday.

He’s running under organizational slogans in each of the fifth congressional district’s counties except Sussex, where a slogan is still pending.

Glen Rock councilwoman Arati Kreibich, Gottheimer’s progressive primary challenger, also filed with more than 400 signatures. She’s running on the slogan “real Democrat, real change.”

Five Republicans filed for the seat.

Former Cresskill Councilman John McCann submitted more than 400 signatures. He’s running on the Bergen GOP organizational line and has the slogan “support the president” in Passaic and Sussex counties.

Montvale Mayor Michael Ghassali filed with 337 signatures and has not selected slogans.

Former investment banker Frank Pallotta said he submitted more than 500 signatures and has not selected slogans.

Hector Castillo, a onetime independent gubernatorial candidate, filed with 291 signatures. He’s running under the slogan “Make America Great Again.”

James Baldini, a teacher, also filed.

There’s no indication on what happened to congressional bids launched by Republicans John Dalrymple.

Due to delays caused by COVID-19, petition information may be incomplete at this time.

The deadline to file was 4:00 p.m. Monday.

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