Aronsohn will not run for Congress

A reluctant Paul Aronsohn announced in an email yesterday that he will not seek a rematch against Scott Garrett in 2008.

Citing financial obstacles and time constraints, Aronsohn said that, while he would love to run again, he does not have the time or money to wage an aggressive campaign against Garrett.

“Simply stated, I want to run again. I feel that I should run again. But, unfortunately, I cannot afford to run again.”

Last year Aronsohn quit his job to run against Garrett, ultimately losing the race 55-44 percent. Aronsohn said that another campaign would force him to quit his current job in public affairs at Pfizer, which he did not want to do.

“Needless to say, this is — without question — one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made.”

Aronsohn was married earlier this month to New Jersey Network reporter Marie D’Noia.

Aronsohn will not run for Congress