Candidate quits council seat in fallout from book of rants

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Posted: Oct 05, 2015 10:05 AM

RIVER EDGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Assembly candidate who dropped out of the race after a book of rants he wrote about gays, breast-feeding moms and others surfaced has also resigned from his council seat.

River Edge Mayor Sandy Moscaritolo tells The Record that Republican Anthony Cappola (http://bit.ly/1LZ9RPQ ) resigned from the council Friday.

Cappola acknowledged last week that he wrote the book titled "Outrageous!" and said he wasn't the same person he was 12 years ago when he wrote it.

The mayor says that he worked well with Cappola and that he had contributed as a council member, even using his skills as a disc jockey to help at events.

Republicans denounced Cappola's language in the book that included saying gay people should keep their "sexual preferences" ''behind doors like normal people do."