Jeff Bell wins the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate

Jeff BellWith 94% of the voting districts reporting statewide, Jeff Bell is leading Rich Pezzullo  by 3,200 votes in the race to take on Senator Cory Booker in November.

Save Jersey called the race for Bell.  Bell has 38,959 votes, 29%, according to The Associated Press.  Pezzullo had 35,733, 27%.

Establishment favorite Brian Goldberg has 33,194 votes, 25%.  Murray Sabrin has 20% of the vote, 26,249.

Bell defeated the last Republican U.S. Senator from New Jersey, Clifford Case, in 1978 GOP primary and lost the general election to Bill Bradley, a Rhodes Scholar and famous NBA basketball star.  This year he will take on Booker, a Rhodes Scholar and famous social media star.

Bell did not participate in any of the Republican County conventions this year. He has won the nomination without any county “Party Lines” on the primary ballot.

Bell sent out mail that Republican primary voters are used to receiving and he advertised MMM.

Follow Jeff Bell on twitter.  He has 175 followers to Booker’s 1.47 million.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 U.S. Senate race, Cory Booker, Jeff Bell | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “Jeff Bell wins the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate”

  1. Gene B. said at 7:58 am on June 4th, 2014:

    I worked on Jeff’s campaign in the 1970’s when I was a tiny tot. I was impressed with his ability to beat Senator Case with almost no resources. I was also impressed with him as a seemingly honorable person. But this is going to be tough. Booker is a lot stronger than Bradley was in his initial election. So it will be interested to see how this will proceed.

  2. Anna said at 11:44 am on June 4th, 2014:

    Did BSTP’s endorsement doom former front runner Pezzullo?

  3. Knight said at 2:20 pm on June 4th, 2014:

    I wonder who CC will support? Bell or Booker?

  4. I've Got The Answer said at 2:57 pm on June 4th, 2014:

    “I wonder who CC will support? Bell or Booker?”

    Neither – Coatless C’s NJ involvement makes no difference.