Democrat Congressman Frank Pallone wins re-election in New Jersey

Rep. Frank Pallone participates in the U.S. Senate Democratic primary debate televised on NJTV from Montclair State University in Montclair

Rep. Frank Pallone participates in the U.S. Senate Democratic primary debate televised on NJTV from Montclair State University in Montclair

Democratic U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone has defeated Republican challenger Brent Sonnek-Schmelz in New Jersey’s 6th District.

Pallone will return for his 16th term representing the district that includes Middlesex and Monmouth counties.

Sonnek-Schmelz is an Ivy League-educated attorney and sports retail executive from Atlantic Highlands.

Federal records show Pallone spent about $1.2 million in the campaign while his opponent spent about $46,000.

Pallone cites the Zadroga Act, which gave Sept. 11 first-responders medical coverage, as a top legislative achievement.

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