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Alp Basaran is running against Bill Pascrell in the Democratic primary.
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Pascrell primary foe raises $77k in 2019

Alp Basaran has put $50k of his own money into House bid

By David Wildstein, January 30 2020 10:52 pm

Alp Basaran raised $77,238 in his bid to unseat Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-Paterson) in the Democratic primary, bringing in $12,407 in the 4th quarter of 2019.

Basaran has put $50,000 into his campaign and started the year with $23,962 cash-on-hand for is bid in New Jersey’s 9th district.

He spent $12,892 in the last three months of the year and has expended a total of $77,238 so far.

Basaran is one of two progressives seeking to oust Pascrell, a 12-term incumbent.  Zina Spezakis, who had raised $92,930 as of September 30, has not yet filed her year-end report with the Federal Election Commission.

A first-time candidate, Basaran spent almost a decade as a corporate lawyer at Skadden, Arps and Pepper Hamilton and now runs his own firm, Aslan Capital Advisors.

Pascrell defeated 2018 primary opponent William O. Henry with 86% of the vote.

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