On his ninth try, it looks like Richard Pezzullo will finally get his chance as a major party candidate in a general election. Monmouth County Republicans voted unanimously tonight to give Pezzullo the organization line to run for Congress against sixteen-term Rep. Frank Pallone (D-Long Branch).
Pezzullo ran as an independent for State Senate in 1993, U.S. Senate in 1994, State Assembly in 1995, U.S. Senate in 1996, Governor in 1997, and State Senator in 1998. He won 41% against John Bennet in a 2003 State Senate primary and came within three percentage points of winning the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2014.
“We’re outnumbered in this district by registration, but we are not outnumbered in our patriotism,” Pezzullo said. “After 30 years, Frank Pallone has proven again and again that he does not share our vision. He does not believe in America. His reign of uselessness is over. “The message is the dream: the greatest age of American history is within our grasp. Frank Pallone is standing in our way, and his time is up.”