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Pallotta wins GOP nomination in NJ-5, will face Gottheimer in general election

NJ-5 Republican Primary
Posted at 3:11 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 15:55:49-04

NEW YORK — Former investment banker Frank Pallotta beat his challengers in a Republican primary in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District, the Associated Press announced Thursday.

A Republican win in the general election would mean a return to red for the region.

When Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer was elected, he beat Rep. Scott Garrett, an entrenched seven-term Republican. After the 2010 midterm election, the district was redrawn to include more Democratic-leaning sections of Bergen County. It also covers parts of Warren, Sussex and Passaic counties.

Four Republicans ran in the district’s primary race.

Correction: This story initially misreported the winner.