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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Stuart Meissner.

Meissner quits U.S. Senate race

Former prosecutor cities narrow path to win

By David Wildstein, February 11 2020 4:31 pm

Saying his path to victory is limited, Stuart Meissner has dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

“The narrow path to victory in the Republican primary by seeking the party lines in each of the counties does not afford us a chance to success in such efforts based on recent events,” Meissner said.  “We currently do not have the funding to launch a successful ad campaign primary fight from outside the party lines.”

The New Jersey Globe first reported Meissner’s exit from the race this morning.

Meissner’s exit comes after Rik Mehta won seven consecutive organization lines at GOP conventions and screening committees, emerging as the front runner for the nomination to run against Cory Booker.

“I came into this process as a political outsider, and I am proud of having shed light on the growing issues of concern including opposing sanctuary cities, the need to support Israel, fighting anti-Semitism, and the need lower prescription drug prices and the cost of medical insurance for all,” Meissner said in an email to supporters.

Meissner said he still plans to remain in politics, but dismissed the idea of challenging Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-Paterson) in the 9th district.

“I have said from the very beginning that beating Cory ‘Spartacus’ Booker, opposing the ‘Squad,’ and supporting President Trump against the extremist socialist policies of the Democratic party of today is of the upmost importance,” Meissner said.

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