Los Republicanos de la ciudad de Passaic

Passaic City Councilman and Freeholder candidate Jonathan Soto defeated 8th District Congressional candidate Jose Sandoval for the Republican Municipal Chairmanship of Passaic this evening. Soto described the evening as a "unity event" and the 29 County Committee members who turned up tonight to support Soto, as well as Sandoval's 21 delegates, are ALL expected to support Scott Rumana in tomorrow night's County Chairman election.

Sandoval also spoke positively about the fact that Soto has pledged to back Rumana.

Sandoval and Soto, 2 potentially strong Hispanic candidates who both lead loyal followings, are running mates in November's general election. Now that this internal election is behind them, they can be expected to ramp up their cooperative efforts to rebuild the Republican Party in the City of Passaic.