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Pezzullo raises $10k in race vs. Pallone

Nine-time candidate loaned himself $70k

By David Wildstein, July 10 2018 9:43 pm

Republican congressional candidate Richard Pezzullo has raised $10,260 in his bid to unseat sixteen-term Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-Long Branch) in New Jersey’s 6th district.

Pezzullo, who is making his ninth bid for pubic office, has spent $4,237 and has $76,022 cash-on-hand.  He has loaned his campaign $70,000 and transferred an additional $1,500 from another campaign account.

An early entrant into the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, Pezzullo dropped out of the race in February and endorsed Bob Hugin.  Hugin has contributed $2,500 to Pezzullo – his largest donor.  Republican National Committeeman Bill Palatucci kicked in another $250.

He ran as an independent for State Senate in 1993, U.S. Senate in 1994 and 1996, State Assembly in 1995, Governor in 1997, and Congress in 1998.  He won 42% of the vote in a 1993 primary against Co-Senate President John Bennett (now the Woodbridge Town Administrator) and finished second in the 2014 Republican U.S. Senate primary; he lost by 4,598 votes statement – 29%-26%.

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