Sources: Pascrell not running for governor
By Max Pizarro | January 28th, 2013 - 11:28am
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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9) will not run for governor, sources close to the congressman tell PolitickerNJ.com.

Pascrell over the weekend signaled to political allies his continuing desire to remain focused on his job in Washington, D.C. and killed the guv talk, sources said.

A resounding victor in a Democratic Primary last year, the congressman was a go-to option for northern county chairmen worried about the impact of Gov. Chris Christie on down ballot exchanges.

They - and others in the Democratic Party - vigorously courted the veteran congressman, a former Paterson mayor, who throughout said he preferred to stay engaged in his congressional duties.

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“Israelis don’t want peace more than the Palestinians, Palestinians don’t want peace more than the Israelis, but I do know one thing: Hamas is a terrorist organization.” - U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9), Paterson.

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