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Democrat Mayor Endorses Frank Pallotta for Congress

October 23, 2020

…says Gottheimer “should have never been elected.”

Democrat Anthony Frato, mayor of Branchville, New Jersey, has officially endorsed Frank Pallotta, New Jersey’s 5th District Republican Congressional Candidate. 

“Frank Pallotta’s business perspective, and familiarity with the area is what makes him the right candidate to represent New Jersey’s 5th District. He has lived here for 30 years, and I know that he understands and cares about the needs of our district,” Frato said.  

“I am proud to endorse Frank Pallotta to represent our district. It is definitely time for a change in the 5th District, and I firmly believe Frank will bring the change we need. Frank will be a Congressman for all, and will truly stand for ‘Jersey Values’, unlike the incumbent, Josh Gottheimer, who has repeatedly failed to provide for we the people, as he kisses up to Nancy Pelosi while posing as a ‘moderate’.” 

Mayor Frato feels Congressman Gottheimer has not provided adequate representation to the entire 5th district. “Gottheimer always shows up after the fact for a photo op to take credit for other people’s work… He should have never been elected to public office and I call on every registered voter, regardless of Party, to vote Josh Gottheimer out  and support Frank Pallotta for Congress.” 

“I am honored to be endorsed by Mayor Frato, and I look forward to working with him and representing him, as well as the countless number of Democrats that I know are sick of Josh Gottheimer’s lies and smear tactics ,” Pallotta said. “Mayor Frato is truly a moderate who is willing to work across party lines to achieve the common goal of bettering the 5th District.

While serving as mayor for almost a decade, Frato is also a member of Branchville’s Planning and Zoning Board. In addition, he has been a Branchville fireman for 40 years and a member of the New Jersey Firemen’s Home Board of Managers.  

Frank Pallotta is running against Democrat incumbent, Josh Gottheimer, to represent New Jersey’s 5th District. He is fighting for law and order, lower taxes, and protecting & empowering small businesses.  To learn more about Pallotta, visit

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) endorses Frank Pallotta for Congress

October 16, 2020

Congressman Andy Biggs, representing Arizona’s 5th district, has endorsed New Jersey’s 5th District Republican Congressional Candidate Frank Pallotta. 

“Frank Pallotta has the strength of character to withstand the forces in Washington, D.C. constantly trying to drag Members of Congress away from the people’s interests. Frank Pallotta will work for life, for marriage, and for our Second Amendment rights, all of which are under attack by Nancy Pelosi and her radical followers,” Biggs said. “Most important, Frank Pallotta will stand up for America, its fighting forces, and its flag, which too many in the Democratic Party seem intent on tearing down today.”

 “I wholeheartedly and enthusiastically endorse Frank Pallotta for Congress, and encourage all patriotic Americans in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District to support him.” 

“Congressman Biggs has been the voice of conservative leadership in the House as well as his time in the Arizona legislature . His steadfast, conservative principles run the gamut from economic and educational to faith and family. I am honored to receive his endorsement and look forward to working with Congressman Biggs to ensure our conservative values are protected and our freedoms, preserved.” 

 Biggs is serving in his second term as congressman. Prior to that, he served in the Arizona Legislature for 14 years.

Frank Pallotta Says Gottheimer and Murphy Despise Law & Order

October 8, 2020

According to, Gov. Phil Murphy plans to sign a bill releasing thousands of criminals from jail on November 4th, the day after Election Day.  

Frank Pallotta, businessman and Republican candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s 5th District, released the following statement: 

“Our Congressman, Josh Gottheimer is clearly taking a hard stance against Law & Order and against the people of my district. Let’s take a look at the facts: 

1. Josh Gottheimer voted to allow cashless bail for dangerous criminals.

2. Josh Gottheimer voted against $600 million in funding for law enforcement. 

3. Josh Gottheimer co-sponsored HR7120, which removes legal protections from police officers, exposing them to criminal charges for simply doing their jobs. 

4. Josh Gottheimer remains silent while his buddy, Phil Murphy, plans to release criminals from our jails, and let them back into our cities the day after the election.” 

Pallotta continued, “By remaining silent on this reckless, dangerous plan by Gov. Murphy, Josh Gottheimer is enabling crime to flood our streets and making it known that he is 100% anti-police and pro-crime, with no backbone. Knocking almost a year off these criminals’ sentences sends a clear message to criminals that they will not be held accountable for their actions.”  

(Source: Gottheimer’s Roll Call Vote #214, 10/1/20, H.R.925)

Pallotta Talks Gottheimer, Murphy Nursing Home Deaths and Vote-by-Mail on Tele Town Hall

September 29, 2020

Monday night, Frank Pallotta, Republican Candidate for Congress in NJ-5 held a Telephone Town Hall to discuss how Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order 103 resulted in 7,000 nursing and veterans’ home residents’ deaths, and why Congressman Josh Gottheimer continues to ignore the facts and defend Murphy.

The 11,000 NJ-5 residents that participated in the Town Hall listened to special guest, Jennifer Jean Miller, the journalist who is known for breaking the story of the COVID-19 scandal in northwest New Jersey. Her story appeared in the New Jersey Heraldthe New York Times, and her work was the subject of an ABC News Nightline report.

Pallotta answered questions having to do with a myriad of related topics, such as the Vote-by-Mail Executive Order signed by the Governor, restricting the use of voting machines and mailing a ballot to every registered household in the state. His answer to a question was as follows: 

“The data indicates we should be opened up almost fully at this point. The Governor is keeping this state closed, in my mind, for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, vote by mail… He’s keeping this state closed so he can push this vote by mail initiative down the throats of Republicans. Why? Because Democrats tend to vote by mail more than Republicans.”

The lack of COVID-19 funding for Sussex and Warren Counties in the first version of the CARES Act, as well as relief for struggling small businesses and the unemployed were also among the topics addressed.

To learn more about Frank Pallotta and his campaign against career politician, Josh Gottheimer, please visit

Pallotta asks CD05 Freeholders to pass resolutions supporting wounded law enforcement officers

September 17, 2020

Congressional candidate Frank Pallotta sent a letter to District 5 Freeholders in Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren Counties, asking them to pass a formal resolution in support of two wounded Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies shot over the weekend by an assailant. Pallotta’s letter also requests that the Freeholders condemn the actions of protestors who gathered outside the hospital where the two were taken. According to numerous media reports, some of those protestors were heard to shout that they wished the officers would die. 

Bergen County is holding its Freeholder Board meeting on the 23rd. Passaic County will hold its meeting on the 22nd. Sussex and Warren Counties hold their meetings on the 23rd. The full text of Pallotta’s letter follows:

Chairwoman Freeholder Mary J. Amoroso

Vice Chairwoman Freeholder Dr. Joan M. Voss

Chair Pro Tempore Freeholder Steven A. Tanelli

Freeholder David L. Ganz

Freeholder Germaine M. Ortiz

Freeholder Thomas J. Sullivan

Freeholder Tracy Silna Zur

Freeholder Lara Rodriguez

Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara

Freeholder Deputy Director Pat Lepore

Freeholder Assad Akhter

Freeholder John W. Bartlett, Esq.

Freeholder T.J. Best

Freeholder Terry Duffy

Freeholder Bruce James

 Freeholder Director Richard D. Gardner

Freeholder Deputy Director James R. Kern, III

Freeholder Jason J. Sarnoski

Freeholder Director Sylvia Petillo

Freeholder Deputy Director Dawn Fantasia

Freeholder Herbert Yardley

Freeholder Josh Hertzberg

Freeholder Anthony Fasano

You have no doubt heard all about the attempted assassination of two Los Angeles Sheriff Deputies over the weekend. This heinous act of attempted murder strikes at the heart of American civilization. In the absence of citizen law enforcement, our country would descend into barbarism, into the most evil kind of “might makes right” scenario. 

Unfortunately, this is a policy objective for some today. The “defund the police” crowd either callously doesn’t care about what happens to the vulnerable in their communities or they are actively anticipating it and hoping for it. We saw some of the latter at work over the weekend, when protestors gathered at the hospital where the wounded deputies had been taken, to chant that they hoped the officers would die. This was an act devoid of humanity.

I am calling on you, as representatives of the people of your respective counties, to pass individual resolutions by each county Freeholder Board, in support of the two wounded Sheriff Deputies and their wounded colleagues across our country, and to condemn the actions of those protestors who called for their deaths.

I would be willing to address your Freeholder Board if asked.

Thank you.

Frank Pallotta

Murphy administration joins radical Left in ripping down American flags

September 8, 2020

GOP congressional candidate Frank Pallotta asked the Murphy administration today to “cease and desist” their attempts to remove the American flag from being displayed openly and proudly on Turnpike overpasses.  

“For months we have been seeing an assault by the radical Left on the memory of patriotic Americans from Abraham Lincoln to Teddy Roosevelt. Memorials of Abolitionists in the war against slavery have been defaced, as have memorials to heroes like the men of the Massachusetts 54th Volunteer Infantry,” Pallotta said. 

“Now, in the days leading up to the Anniversary of the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, the administration of Governor Phil Murphy has been removing the American flag from Turnpike overpasses.” 

Yesterday, New Jersey 101.5 reported: 

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority acknowledged last week it has removed flags from highway overpasses — a move that’s upset veterans groups and at least one police union in the days before the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Robbinsville PBA. Local 344 said in a Facebook post Sunday it had recently purchased more than a dozen flags to replace ones that had gone missing or become tattered on the overpasses covering the New Jersey Turnpike and Route 195. 

“The amount of support we received via social media and throughout town was incredible, and our post (about replacing flags) reached nearly 8,000 viewers,” the PBA wrote. “The reason we decided to replace the flags was to continue the tradition of honoring our veterans and those lost in service for our country. American flags have been flown on overpasses throughout the state and throughout the nation since 9/11.”

But the PBA said it instead learned the Turnpike Authority has been removing flags, replacing them with signs regarding an administrative code about advertisements or improper material posted as road signage. 

“We cannot understand why the NJTPA. has suddenly decided to abandon a tradition of patriotism and respect for our veterans. It is not known what happened to the brand new flags that we put up, but we truly hope they were respectfully disposed of, if not displayed elsewhere,” the PBA wrote. 

Its concerns echo those of veterans quoted by News 12 late last month, when the station reported a flag had been taken down from the Woodbridge Avenue overpass of the Turnpike. It cited a veterans group that had been caring for flags on the overpass for 20 years. 

The Murphy administration’s excuse for removing the American flags from public property is that Turnpike Authority regulations “do not allow it.” The Murphy administration explained to NJ 101.5 that it is a “long-standing policy” to prohibit flags, signs, or banners by private parties on authority property. 

“So why now?” Pallotta noted: “At a time when regulations are ignored so that protestors can block roads and paint slogans on them, the Murphy administration is choosing to jump on the Leftist bandwagon to eradicate all things American. And they are doing so after just slapping a huge toll and tax increase on the citizens who use those roads.”  

“The workers who are assigned to take down those American flags should simply refuse. They should go on strike as an act of conscience, an act of free speech.”

 “If Phil Murphy wanted to, he could end this controversy with the stroke of a pen. Sign one of his executive orders like those he used to take away our freedoms under the Bill of Rights,” Pallotta said. “First our freedoms. Now, our flag.”    

On Labor Day, let us remember William Harvey Carney

September 7, 2020

Republican congressional candidate Frank Pallotta reminded the people of the 5th District to remember William Harvey Carney today. 

“William Harvey Carney was a union leader who co-founded the New Bedford Branch (Local 18) of the National Association of Letter Carriers in 1890. He served as Vice President of the union local. 

Carney had been born into slavery in 1840. He left Virginia and escaped north to Massachusetts through the Underground Railroad. Carney joined the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in March 1863 and achieved the rank of sergeant. He took part in the July 18, 1863, assault on Fort Wagner in Charleston, South Carolina. His heroism there earned him the Medal of Honor.  

According to the official military history, when the color sergeant was shot down, Carney grasped the flag, led the way to the parapet, and planted the colors thereon. When the troops fell back he brought off the flag, under a fierce fire in which he was twice severely wounded. Carney struggled back across the battlefield, eventually returning to his own lines and turning over the colors to another survivor of the 54th, saying, “Boys, I only did my duty; the old flag never touched the ground!” Carney received an honorable discharge due to disability from his wounds in June 1864. 

The action for which he received the Medal of Honor preceded that of any other African American Medal of Honor recipient, which is why Carney is often listed as the first African American Medal of Honor winner. Carney later worked at the Massachusetts Department of State. He died, aged 68, in 1908.”  

At a time when some people are burning the American flag or using it to make a political statement, it is important to remember what it meant and what some were willing to sacrifice to defend it. 

Pallotta Calls on NJ-05 Freeholders to Oppose “Farmland and Forest Destruction Act”

September 4, 2020

Republican candidate for Congress, Frank Pallotta, called on the Freeholder Boards of Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren Counties to pass resolutions opposing Governor Murphy and Senator Smith’s Farmland and Forest Destruction Act (S-2605). Pallotta asked incumbent Democrat Josh Gottheimer to stand up for the environment and join him in calling for bipartisan united opposition to replacing farmland and forests with solar power plants of 800 or more acres.  

“It is beyond me how anyone with any consideration for New Jersey’s forests and farmland would support this plan, or even remain silent on it like Josh Gottheimer and his buddies have. Upon reading the agenda, it is more than evident that New Jersey’s Fifth District would be greatly affected, and our elected officials must step up to the plate to defend our residents. I am calling on every single Freeholder in NJ-05 to oppose the “Farmland and Forest Destruction Act”, and tell Gov. Murphy as well as Senator Bob Smith that tackling climate change cannot and will not take away from our precious farmland and forests.”

He continued: “I am running for Congress to represent every resident of my District and to protect the natural landscape that is their inheritance. I call on Josh Gottheimer to step up and join me in a bipartisan effort to oppose this dangerous legislation.”  

Pointing to a report in Wednesday’s Philadelphia Inquirer, Pallotta noted:  

“Josh Gottheimer’s fellow New Jersey Democrats have introduced a new energy plan that will result in the permanent destruction of thousands of acres of farmland and forests. Taking his cue from Phil and Tammy Murphy, State Senator Bob Smith (D-17), the boss of the powerful Senate Environmental Committee, has introduced a new plan to install solar panels on farm and forest land across New Jersey. The Democrats’ plan restores taxpayer-supported subsidies to corporations and their hedge fund backers in order to make these solar projects economically profitable.  

Farmers, taxpayers, and environmental groups like the Sierra Club all oppose this plan.  Michelle Byers, Executive Director of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, said the bill would toss a law that currently steers solar arrays toward brown fields, landfills, rooftops and parking lots.  Peter Furey, Executive Director of the New Jersey Farm Bureau, said the solar bill has the potential to change the landscape.

Furey told the Inquirer: ‘We don’t want energy interests coming in and dictating to local planning boards.  We don’t want it on prime agricultural land.’ 

If Josh Gottheimer is serious about his commitment to the environment, then he should immediately take a stand against this disastrous idea being pushed by his party and protect the taxpayers of the Fifth District from it.

Pallotta Asks Gottheimer to Take a Stand Against Democrat Plan to Replace Farmland and Forests with Solar Power Plants

September 3, 2020

Republican Candidate for Congress in NJ-05, Frank Pallotta, asked incumbent Democrat Josh Gottheimer to stand up for the environment and oppose Democrat efforts to replace farmland and forests with solar power plants of 800 or more acres. Pointing to a report in yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer, Pallotta issued the following challenge to Congressman Gottheimer:

“Josh Gottheimer’s fellow New Jersey Democrats have introduced a new “progressive” energy plan that will result in the permanent destruction of thousands of acres of farmland and forests. Taking his cue from Phil and Tammy Murphy, State Senator Bob Smith (D-17), the boss of the powerful Senate Environmental Committee, has introduced a new plan to install solar panels on farm and forest land across New Jersey. The Democrats’ plan restores taxpayer-supported subsidies to corporations and their hedge fund backers in order to make these solar projects economically profitable. 

 Furey told the Inquirer: ‘We don’t want energy interests coming in and dictating to local planning boards.  We don’t want it on prime agricultural land.’ 

If Josh Gottheimer is serious about his commitment to the environment, then he should immediately take a stand against this disatorious idea being pushed by his party and protect the taxpayers of the fifth district from it.

Pallotta Calls on Gottheimer and his Democrat Colleagues to Reassert Democracy

September 1, 2020

RAMSEY, NJ – This morning, Paul Mulshine of the Star-Ledger published a great column about Phil Murphy’s one-man rule.  

Since March, Governor Murphy has been taking drastic, unilateral actions that have negatively affected millions of New Jersey residents, without consulting anyone with relevant experience. We saw him shut down nearly every small business in the state without considering long term ramifications. We then saw him force nursing homes to readmit patients that were infected with COVID-19, resulting in thousands of avoidable deaths. And most recently, we saw him unilaterally take away the people’s right to vote in person when he himself declared the November Election “primarily vote by mail.” 

“Now, we are seeing Murphy reopening the state little by little, expecting us to thank him for his “generosity”. The scariest thing is that at any moment, Governor Murphy can shut things down again – because he can. And sadly, the Democrat congressional leadership in his own state, will remain silent, as they have since the crisis began. 

His excuse continues to be that we are still seeing COVID-19 cases in New Jersey. So, according to the Governor, until COVID-19 is eradicated from the face of the earth, Phil Murphy has no problem ignoring representative Democracy and ruling by edict. He pays little to no attention to a real system of measurements, like dwindling hospital, ventilation and death rates.

Josh Gottheimer continues to ignore the fact that Governor Phil Murphy is the root cause of the problem. When someone is in a position of power, like Congressman Gottheimer, one has the duty to call out other “leaders” when they are in the wrong. However, we also know that for some politicians like Gottheimer, calling out the actions of your own Party is rather difficult… Seems like that “moderate” gimmick is starting to fade away, Josh.