Conservative businessman Rich Pezzullo announced last night that he will seek the GOP nomination to challenge Congressman Frank Pallone in the 6th Congressional District of New Jersey (parts of Monmouth and Middlesex counties).
Pezzullo declared his candidacy at the Middlesex County Republican Women’s Club’s annual Reagan Day celebration.
“We can no longer allow enemies of American progress like Frank Pallone to represent us when he and others like him are spending every day trying to hold our nation back. I am challenging him because I believe that the Sixth District deserves so much better — a representative they can rely on, that they can be proud of,” Pezzullo told the gathering. “Pallone was elected to Congress 30 years ago and has not accomplished anything. He is too far left even for his own rabidly leftist party. Isn’t it time for a Congressman who will work for a living?”
Presumptive GOP U.S. Senate nominee Bob Hugin endorsed Pezzullo to be his running mate in CD-6. “I fully endorse Rich’s candidacy and look forward to working with him,” Hugin said. Pezzullo dropped his bid for the U.S. Senate nomination last month in favor of Hugin.
NJ GOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt said, “I look forward to working with Rich to give New Jerseyans the representation they deserve.”