- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Republicans are giving up a legal effort to replace an Assembly candidate who dropped out of the race after his book of rants about gays and others came to light.

Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said Tuesday the cost of pursuing legal action to remove Anthony Cappola’s name from the ballot would cost between $100,000 and $200,000.

Bramnick called the rate “exorbitant” and said it was a business decision not to press the issue.

Republicans aimed to succeed Cappola after his book “Outrageous!” surfaced recently with Oradell attorney Fernando Alonso.

Republicans denounced Cappola’s language in the 223-page book, which took aim at numerous groups and contained many spelling and grammatical errors.

Cappola apologized and said he took responsibility for the book.

Election Day is Nov. 3.

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