U.S. Air Force veteran Billy Prempeh won a landslide victory in his bid for the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 9th district, defeating Patrick Quinn, 154-20, an 89%-11% victory at tonight’s Bergen County Republican convention.
Prempeh is seeking a rematch with Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-Paterson). Pascrell defeated Prempeh by 105,045 votes, 66%-32%, in his 2020 bid for a 13th term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Passaic County Republicans have already awarded Prempeh their organization line.
Quinn, a Pompton Lakes realtor, had initially sough the Republican nomination for Conrgess in the 11th district against Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair). He switched to the 9th after his hometown was redistricted there.
Pascrell is a former assemblyman and Paterson mayor. He was elected to the House in 1996, one of just two Democrats to unseat a Republican congressman in the 1990s.