Aronsohn win unimpressive

Paul Aronsohn, a Rotarian-American who served as a top aide to Governor James E. McGreevey, captured the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 5th district and will face two-term Congressman Ernest Scott Garrett in November. But his victory over attorney Camille Abate, a political newcomer who ran to Aronsohn’s left, was a less-than-impressive 66.5%. Aronsohn had the support of Democratic organizations in Bergen, Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties, and had raised $249,000, while Abate spent just $33,000. Abate held Aronsohn to just 58% in Passaic County and 59% in Sussex.

Aronsohn win unimpressive