Rep. Payne, Jr.’s Statement on the Passing of Nick Acocella

June 22, 2020
Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement about the death of esteemed New Jersey political commentator, Nick Acocella.  The 77-year-old resident of Hoboken, New Jersey and founding editor of Politifax died June 21, 2020.                

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Nick Acocella.  We have lost a true New Jersey giant in political commentary. Nick's voice was one of reason and optimism in a field that rarely experiences them. He always searched for the truth and questioned anything that didn't serve the best interests of New Jersey voters. He was a true historian of New Jersey politics and the nation. I was honored to be a quest on his PBS show Pasta & Politics. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed.”

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