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Pallotta Declares Victory; Vows to Unite Party to Take on Gottheimer

July 9, 2020

RAMSEY, NJ – Today, Businessman and Republican candidate for New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District Frank Pallotta declared victory in the Republican primary. After reviewing results posted by each of the four counties in District 5, Pallotta emerged victorious in the competitive, four-way primary, garnering roughly 50 percent of the overall vote.

“I am truly honored and humbled to have earned the support of Fifth District Republicans in this important first step toward finally taking back our District for the people. From the beginning of this campaign, I vowed that we would fight for every vote, and that no community would be left behind. After years of Josh Gottheimer’s irresponsible leadership, I felt that the voters of this District deserved to be heard by a political outsider with a sympathetic ear and an open heart. This week, the voters have rewarded our team’s consistent and purpose-driven outreach, and I could not be more grateful for the trust they have placed in me.”

Pallotta had earned the support of Sussex County senior leadership and won the Passaic County organization line. He ran an aggressive challenge off-the-line in Bergen County, the District’s most populous county, and despite those inherent challenges, Pallotta was easily able to overcome that obstacle, to unify the district and win the Republican party nomination for District 5.

Pallotta continued: “It’s time for a new brand of conservative leadership in North Jersey. We will take our hard-earned victory as a mandate to unite the grassroots Republicans across the Fifth District to take on Nancy Pelosi’s favorite rubber stamp: Josh Gottheimer. Josh ran as a bipartisan problem solver, but Washington changed him. From getting distracted by partisan battles like impeachment, to allowing half of his District to be left out of COVID19 funding, Josh and his 96% voting record with Nancy Pelosi are no longer representative of the people of our District. As we can see daily, radicals are willing to claim power by any means possible. A vote for Josh Gottheimer opens the door to defunding our police, protecting sanctuary cities, and ushering in a new era of socialist policies that will bankrupt future generations of Americans.

Pallotta had previously been named as a “Young Gun, On the Radar” by the National Republican Congressional Committee (“NRCC”) and had earned the endorsements of senior Fifth District leaders, such as State Senators Cardinale, Corrado, and Pennachio, as well as the support of Assembly members Schepisi, DeCroce, and DiMaio.

“By the end of our campaign, voters will see clearly that the self-appointed leader of the so-called ‘Problem Solvers Caucus’ is the problem facing the Fifth District. I will vow to fight for the residents of the District and will remain committed to the ideals that make the Republican party the party of all the people.”

The Choice is Clear: Vote Pallotta for Congress

July 6, 2020

Welcome back! I hope you all had a great Independence Day weekend!

There are less than 36 hours to go in this historic Primary Campaign season, and there is still more to do! Please join me so that I can continue to work hard for you!

Since entering the race for US Congress, I have traveled the District extensively visiting more towns and meeting more residents than all the other candidates combined – and with extraordinary results.

Our campaign has earned the exclusive endorsements of more than 200 State Legislators and elected officials from all four counties across District 5. They all know we need a strong candidate who can win our District back in November! This shows exactly how much momentum we’ve gained. But VOTERS, now it your turn to show your support, and HERE’S ALL YOU NEED TO DO:

There is still time to mail in your VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT!

If you live in Bergen County:

Select DONALD TRUMP for President in column 3 and FRANK PALLOTTA for Congress in COLUMN 5DO NOT VOTE straight down the Bergen County Organizational line (column 3) for a candidate who has already lost the same seat in 2018 by an historic 41,000 votes! Frank Pallotta in COLUMN 5 is the Congressional Candidate we need to win our District back in November!

If you live in Passaic, Sussex or Warren Counties: Please vote Donald Trump for President and Frank Pallotta in the Congressional section of your ballot.


If you haven’t yet received your ballot and would like to vote provisionally with a paper ballot at the polls, please, please follow the this LINK to find the polling station associated with your address. You can also call our campaign office at (201) 783-8801, so that we can help you find your polling station.

You are faced with a critically important decision that will affect the future of your District, this State and our Country. Please VOTE FRANK PALLOTTA FOR CONGRESS.

New Jersey Legislators Endorse Pallotta for Congress

July 3, 2020

I am proud to be the ONLY candidate to receive endorsements from sitting legislators in New Jersey’s Senate and General Assembly. The support and guidance I have received from these six Republican legislative leaders throughout the campaign has been has been an absolute honor and a tremendous help to my campaign.

Our District needs a strong supporter of President Trump’s America First Agenda to go to Washington and stand up for our great State. These wonderful public servants have all made clear the importance of electing a Republican Congressman in New Jersey’s Fifth District, and I thank them for believing that I am the only candidate suited for this job.

All mail-in ballots for the Republican Primary must be returned no later than July 7th in order to be counted. Please call my campaign office with any questions about voting: (201)-783-8801.

I humbly ask you to stand with me, and your State Legislators, by casting your vote for Pallotta for Congress.


Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, Ret., Decorated Intelligence Operations Officer, Endorses Frank Pallotta for Congress

July 2, 2020

Ramsey, NJ — Decorated former U.S. intelligence operations officer Lt. Col. Anthony (Tony) Shaffer (retired) today endorsed 5th District Republican Congressional Candidate Frank Pallotta in the upcoming July 7 primary election.

“Frank Pallotta is the best choice for the Republican nomination in the Fifth Congressional District of New Jersey,” said Shaffer, President of the London Center for Policy Analysis, a New York Times bestselling author and CIA-trained intelligence operations officer with 35 years of experience in global and national security. “Frank has spoken out forcefully in favor of the Second Amendment, which is more critical than ever to protecting Americans’ God-given rights – especially in these times where law enforcement is under fire and cannot always respond due to the chaos created by left wing riots.”

Lt. Col. Shaffer serves as an advisor to senior members of the White House, the Intelligence Community, Pentagon and key Members of Congress. He also works with National Geographic as an Advising Producer and Co-Producer of the series “Chain of Command.” In 2017 he became the Homeland Security Advisor to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Department in Virginia, and works as its member of the New York Police Department Counterterrorism Bureau’s expanded task force.

In that regard, Shaffer went on, “Also, Frank understands that strong national defense begins with securing our borders. Most important, Frank believes in ensuring our military and intelligence agencies have the resources they need to remain the world’s superior fighting force. Finally, Frank will work together with President Trump with the memory of 9/11 in mind to ensure that we never lose sight of the ongoing threat terrorism and radical Islam poses to our nation.”

As a senior Department of Defense (DoD) intelligence officer, Lt. Col. Shaffer received the Bronze Star and the Commander’s Award for Civil Service for his work on highly classified DoD special activities. He has detailed operational and policy expertise regarding the full spectrum of strategic national security issues; from being a pioneer in cyber operations, to being at the cutting edge of U.S. counterterrorism efforts and helping develop and use “weaponized technology.”

Lt. Col. Shaffer continued, “This race is especially important because it’s about ousting Rep. Josh Gottheimer, a Democrat who voted in favor of both of Nancy Pelosi’s Articles of Impeachment after promising not to. Gottheimer has faced critical coverage from a fellow Democratic Member of Congress as a ‘bully,’ from a former colleague as a ‘terror,’ and from a former staffer as a ‘narcissistic, egotistical sociopath.’ It’s no surprise that Gottheimer made the top 10 list of turnover in a ranking of worst bosses in Congress. Republicans should nominate Frank Pallotta as the best chance of beating Josh Gottheimer and putting a Trump conservative in his place.”

Lt. Col. Shaffer concluded, “I proudly endorse Frank Pallotta in his run for the Republican primary in New Jersey’s Fifth District – too much is on the line to accept anything less than the strong leadership Frank will bring.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Lt. Col. Shaffer,” said Pallotta. “His exemplary service to our great Nation prepares him to serve as a powerful voice of how best to preserve America’s security. It would be a privilege to draw on Lt. Col. Shaffer’s keen insight while representing New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District in Congress.”

Lt. Col. Shaffer endorsed Mr. Pallotta in his individual capacity, not on behalf of Trump 2020 nor as the President of the London Center for Policy Analysis, where he serves as President.

Pallotta Awarded Highest NRA-PVF Rating

June 27, 2020

RAMSEY, NJ – Today, Frank Pallotta, Republican Candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District, made the following statement in response to his National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (“NRA-PVF”) designation of “AQ” – the highest grade given to a non-elected official:

“I want to thank the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) for their “AQ” grade of my pro-Second Amendment positions. New Jersey is a horrible state for legal gun ownership, as Phil Murphy continues his assault on law-abiding gun owners. Democrats in Congress led by Nancy Pelosi want to do for America, what anti-freedom politicians have done to my home state, and I pledge to stop them and their liberal allies,” said Pallotta.

He continued: “I will support national carry reciprocity, which is vital to New Jersey handgun owners and those law-abiding citizens from other states traveling here since handguns are considered contraband outside one’s private property. I will work with the NRA and grassroots activists in New Jersey, like the Association of NJ Rifle and Pistol Clubs and the New Jersey Second Amendment Society, to ensure that legislation favors New Jersey gun owners and those from constitutional carry states.”

“Frank’s words and actions have proven he is worthy of support from the 2nd Amendment community. Frank is the only candidate in the race who has and will continue to defend our rights as intended, while supporting our President.”, said William J. Hayden, Skylands Tea Party President and a 2nd Amendment activist.

West Milford Mayor Michele Dale Endorses Frank Pallotta for Congress

June 26, 2020

Ramsey, NJ — West Milford Township Mayor Michele A. Dale today endorsed 5th District Republican Congressional Candidate Frank Pallotta in the upcoming July 7 primary election. A Republican in her second term, Dale also previously served as Council President and President of the Upper Greenwood Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

“Frank Pallotta is a leader in business and community activism who recognizes the diverse needs of the towns he seeks to represent in Congress,” said Mayor Dale, a bank executive by trade. “I am proud to announce my public endorsement of Frank, who will be a strong Republican candidate in November and an active partner in public service once elected.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Mayor Michele Dale,” said Pallotta. “Her professional and public service experience make her a strong leader of her community and it would be my honor to work with her in representing West Milford in Congress.”

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Take 5 With Frank – Asw. Holly Schepisi & Asm. Kevin Rooney

June 25, 2020

Take 5 With Frank with Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi & Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney

Former Oakland Councilman Urges Voters to Elect Frank Pallotta

June 23, 2020

Dear Fellow Republicans:

Many of us have heard the saying– elections have consequences. This year’s primary for NJ’s 5th congressional district race is certainly one of those elections.

In this year’s race I am proud to support Frank Pallotta as the best and most capable Republican candidate to represent the residents in New Jersey’s 5th congressional district.

As I have come to know Frank, I see in him a person with tremendous business acumen and in possession of the necessary skills needed to bring sound fiscal and monetary policy to Washington. Frank comes from a humble background and has shown me that he is a compassionate leader who has made it a priority to look out for not only our seniors that are struggling to make ends meet, but he has deep concern for our veterans as well as our children as he believes it’s not sound policy to pass to them the burdens of our current multi-trillion dollar national debt.

Frank is a family man who understands the pressures of raising a family in New Jersey and he is committed to working tirelessly for the residents of the 5th District to restore the SALT tax deduction and ensuring our great State receives its fair share of federal funding for essential infrastructure projects.

Now more than ever we need a representative who is not a political insider. Frank Pallotta is that man. He is not a part of the Bergen Country political establishment, which means he is not beholden to anyone, except – We the People!

It is for the reasons I cited above, and many more, that I fully endorse and highly recommend Frank Pallotta to be our Republican representative in NJ’s 5th Congressional District.

Frank Di Pentima

Former Oakland Republican Councilman – (2006 – 2011)
Past multiple term President of the Oakland Republican Club
Current County Committee Member for Oakland

Montvale Council President Endorses Pallotta for Congress

June 22, 2020

Ramsey, NJ — Council President of the Borough of Montvale, Doug Arendacs, has endorsed Frank Pallotta for Congress in New Jersey’s 5th District.

“I am proud to support Frank Pallotta to be our next Congressman. Frank is a strong candidate who has exactly what it takes to defeat Josh Gottheimer in November. His three-decade experience as a businessman gives him the expertise necessary to deliver economic success to the residents of the 5th District.

Frank Pallotta is a political outsider who is running to serve we the people, not himself. I strongly encourage all Republicans in the Borough of Montvale and across the district to return their ballots promptly and cast their votes for Pallotta for Congress before July 7th” said Arendacs.

Pallotta added “It is an honor to receive the endorsement of Council President Doug Arendacs, who is so highly respected among the residents of Montvale. I hope to earn the support of all in Montvale both in the Republican Primary on July 7th, and the General Election on November 3rd.

NJ Trump Campaign Co-Chair Sen. Joe Pennacchio Endorses Frank Pallotta for Congress

June 20, 2020

Ramsey, NJ — New Jersey State Senator Joseph “Jersey Joe” Pennacchio (R-26), who serves as Co-Chair of President Donald J. Trump’s NJ Re-Election Campaign, has endorsed Republican businessman Frank Pallotta for the Republican nomination in NJ’s 5th Congressional District.

“Today, I am proud to endorse Frank Pallotta to be the Republican candidate to take on Josh Gottheimer in November,” said Pennacchio. “Frank’s business acumen and commitment to core conservative values make him the only choice to represent NJ’s 5th District as our candidate to stand with President Trump against Nancy Pelosi and her cronies. I strongly encourage my fellow Republicans and those who support President Trump to cast their vote for Frank Pallotta in the upcoming primary election.”

Pallotta graciously thanked Senator Pennacchio for his unwavering statement of support. “Senator Joe Pennacchio is a strong Jersey Republican leader who has kept fiscal responsibility and core family values at the forefront of his record of service throughout his distinguished career. As NJ’s Trump Campaign co-chair, he has worked on behalf of our President to promote the America First agenda in our state. I thank him for his endorsement and look forward to standing with President Trump in Washington.”

Pennacchio has represented the 26th Legislative District in the New Jersey Senate since January 8, 2008, where he is currently the Republican Whip (since 2017) and previously the Assistant Republican Leader (2014-7). He had previously represented the District in the NJ General Assembly from 2001 until being sworn into the Senate. In this capacity, Pennacchio represents the Republican stronghold of West Milford Township.

Frank Pallotta is a father, husband and successful businessman running for Congress in New Jersey’s 5th District.

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