New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell wins Democratic primary

New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell wins Democratic primary
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Rep. Bill PascrellWilliam (Bill) James PascrellHouse Democrats urge congressional leaders to support .1B budget for IRS Press: Trump's biggest fear is — lock him up Biden faces politically thorny decision on Trump prosecutions MORE won the Democratic primary in New Jersey’s 9th District, prevailing over a couple of progressive challengers.

Pascrell won with 81 percent of the vote, according to The Associated Press on Thursday, which called the race with 39 percent of precincts reporting. The primary took place on Tuesday, but a surge in mailed-in ballots delayed the outcome of the contest.

Pascrell easily defeated Zinovia Spezakis, the director of Ecolectro, Inc., a clean tech company, and Alp Basaran, founder of a strategic capital advising firm.

Pascrell won his 2018 general election by 40 points.

The New Jersey primaries, originally scheduled for June 2, were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.