Press Release: De Gregorio Wins Only CD5 Debate

March 21, 2022

First-time candidate offered clearest vision for beating Josh Gottheimer in November

FAIR LAWN – Tonight, Nick De Gregorio, a Marine Veteran and Republican Candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District, released the following statement after the CD5 forum offered by several Bergen County Republican Clubs in Woodcliff Lake concluded:

“Tonight, I was proud to outline my vision for protecting the country we know and love for not only my two precious children, but also for every future generation of Americans. We will do this by going to Washington, D.C. and putting the brakes on the Biden-Gottheimer agenda that has sent inflation soaring and left us dependent on hostile nations for our energy consumption. When Fifth District families need to make hard choices at the gas pump and grocery store, it limits the potential for everyone to succeed and imperils the type of risk-taking and innovation that creates generational wealth,” said De Gregorio.

He continued, “While outlining a positive vision, it was also imperative to arm Bergen County Committee members with the facts going into such a critical election. The bottom line is that with over 80% of the population center anchored in Bergen County, we simply cannot afford to lose it again to Josh Gottheimer by double digits. This election is our opportunity to reverse the disastrous course of the last year for the Fifth District, and primary voters need the facts – not more empty promises.”

In the debate, De Gregorio affirmed his support for lowering energy costs through the responsible domestic energy production, including fossil fuels, his opposition to Biden’s “Build Back Better” inflationary spending spree, and his commitment to delivering true relief to overtaxed Fifth District families.

The first-time candidate also cited key factors for winning against the incumbent Democrat in the fall, including his national recognition, as well as his position as the CD5 Republican fundraising leader.

De Gregorio will compete in the Bergen County Republican Organization (“BCRO”) County Convention this Wednesday, March 23rd after winning the recommendation of over 70% of the BCRO Policy Committee.

De Gregorio has received the recommendation of the Bergen County Republican Organization (“BCRO”) Policy Committee ahead of this week’s County Convention, as well as the support of the Frontline Patriots PAC. He was also recently named to the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Gun: “On the Radar” recruitment and support program.