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Rep. Frank Pallone wins Democratic nomination in NJ's 6th congressional district

New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District
Posted at 9:47 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 21:59:11-04

NEW JERSEY — Incumbent Rep. Frank Pallone beat out his challengers in the Democratic Primary for New Jersey’s Sixth Congressional District on Tuesday.

As chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Pallone is the most powerful member of the state’s congressional delegation.

Pallone was challenged by two far-left progressives, Russ Cirincione and Amani Al-Khatahtbeh.

Rep. Pallone was first elected to Congress in 1988, but because of redistricting, he was first elected to the Sixth District seat in November of 1992.

The district covers Middlesex County along with the Bayshore and oceanfront areas of Monmouth County.

No Republican qualified for the primary ballot.