GOP leader says no to Cavicchia

Sussex County GOP Chairman Richard Zeoli says that he would not consider supporting Sparta resident Peter Cavicchia II for Congress next year.

"Contributing money to John Kerry makes him a non-starter in a Republican primary, and we could not support anyone who was for Kerry before he was against him," Zeoli told

Cavicchia, a former Special Agent In-Charge of the New Jersey office of the U.S. Secret Service, said yesterday that he was mulling a challenge to seven-term Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen in the 2008 primary. Cavicchia, the grandson of former Rep. Peter Cavicchia, acknowledged that he contributed $1,000 to Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign, but says he voted for George W. Bush. GOP leader says no to Cavicchia