A past candidate returns to run for Senate in NJ

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Associated Press

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 5 at 3:07 PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A candidate who ran for the U.S. Senate twice more than 30 years ago is returning to New Jersey to challenge freshman Sen. Cory Booker in a race more prominent Republicans have avoided .

Jeffrey Bell tells The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/1nSYqvV ) he has rented a home in Leonia and intends to run against the well-funded Democrat who took office after a special election last year.

Bell won an upset victory in a Republican Senate primary in 1978 but was defeated by Bill Bradley in the general election.

Four years later, he ran in a second GOP primary but lost to Millicent Fenwick.

After that loss, he moved to Virginia.

The 70-year--old he says he'll campaign on cutting the power of the Federal Reserve.

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Information from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com

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