Pezzullo heading toward nomination to run against Pallone

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

Ex-rival vouches for Hugin’s pro-life credentials

A longtime New Jersey pro-life advocate says that he’s satisfied with U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin’s position on abortion. “I know that he opposes late term abortion and will support any judges proposed by President Trump,” said Richard Pezzullo, who dropped out of the race this week to endorse Hugin. The Hugin campaign clarified Pezzullo’s depiction on the new candidate’s views. “Bob opposes late-term abortions unless the life of the mother

Pezzullo backs Hugin

Richard Pezzullo has dropped out of the race for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination and endorsed Bob Hugin. "A year ago I dedicated myself to the effort to unseat Bob Menendez and replace him with a Republican who respects our President, supports our military, and cares about our people. Today, we take a major step forward on that journey," Pezzullo said. "I will be working with Bob and his team

Pezzullo says drop out if Hugin runs

Richard Pezzullo says he will suspend his campaign for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination if retired Celgene CEO Bob Hugin enters the race. “I will have no part in tearing down our best chance to defeat Bob Menendez,” Pezzullo said.  “This race is not about me or Bob Hugin or even Bob Menendez.  This race is about doing right by the people of New Jersey. If my campaign continued with

Hugin enters race, sort of

Businessman Bob Hugin, who is expected  to enter the race for United States Senator, is among the four candidates to file letters of intent with the Bergen County Republican Organization -- meeting the February 1 filing deadline to compete for the organization line. Celgene announced Hugin's retirement from the pharmaceutical and bio-tech company last week, paving the way for his self-financed campaign against Democrat Bob Menendez.  He has already met

Report: Singh will seek Senate seat

Hirsh Singh will enter the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, according to a report by InsiderNJ. Singh won 10% of the vote in the 2017 GOP gubernatorial after spending $1 million – nearly all of it as a loan from his father. South Jersey Republicans had tried to convince Singh to suspend his statewide ambitions and self-finance a bid for Congress in the 2nd, where Rep. Frank

Pezzullo calls for Menendez defeat

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rich Pezzullo said that the Justice Department’s decision to dismiss the indictment against Democrat Bob Menendez will help the GOP pick up the Senate seat. “This is good,” Pezzullo told supporters on Wednesday evening. "The people were denied justice in the courtroom,” Pezzullo said, "Now the people of New Jersey get to assert themselves and throw him out of office.” Pezzullo, a Monmouth County businessman, said