Why did Tedesco lose the Senate seat?

The number one person on the list of people Bob Gordon should thank for his nomination as the Democratic candidate for State Senator in the 38th district: attorney Dennis Oury. Sources say that Oury's close relationship with Paramus Mayor James Tedesco was the top reason Democrats went with Gordon. Oury has taken considerable heat this month for his election season comments about a lawsuit he was filing to overturn state pay to play regulations.

Why did Tedesco lose the Senate seat?