- Associated Press - Sunday, June 1, 2014

NAME: Jeff Bell

AGE: 70

GREW UP: Several places, including Mendham

FAMILY: Married, four children ages 18 to 29

RESIDENCE: Moved from Virginia to Leonia this year

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Won 1978 Republican U.S. Senate primary but lost general election; also lost 1982 Senate primary

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University

OCCUPATION: Spent more than 30 years working in Washington, including at an economic forecasting firm and a consulting firm that worked on several issues for George W. Bush’s administration; was also a founder of American Principles Project, which advocates for conservative policies

ON THE ISSUES: Bell says he is in the race largely to push for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates and for the country to return to having its money backed by gold

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: https://bell2014.com

CAMPAIGN CASH: Federal Election Commission reports show he has raised $60,000 from donors and has loaned his campaign $30,000

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