Payne won’t run in the 29th

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Former Assemblyman Bill Payne (D-Newark) will not seek his old seat in the 29th District this year, he told PolitickerNJ.com tonight.

“I’m still supporting Craig Stanley 1000%,” said the uncle of the former 28th District assemblyman, who last week formally kicked off his off-the-line challenge of Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (D-Belleville) and Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker (D-Newark).

“I’m interested in seeing what transpires with redistricting, but I’ll notify people to hold up on Bill Payne this time,” said the former assemblyman. “I want to be able to devote as much time to Craig Stanley as possible.”

Payne won’t run in the 29th