Pascrell-Rothman race the number of new voters in Passaic County has nearly quintupled
MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
BY ZACH PATBERG
The neck-and-neck primary war between North Jersey’s two entrenched Democratic congressmen has triggered an early explosion in new Passaic County voters to a level not seen since Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential run spurred the highest turnout in election history.
The surge could signal reinforcement for Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., the longtime lawmaker forced by redistricting to energize a countywide constituency that hasn’t seen a congressional primary in decades.