In what will be the richest contest in New Jersey Legislative history, with PACs driving the spending chariots, Republican Fran Grenier raised just $60,000 on his own, according to the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), including a total of $3,414 of monetary contributions of $300 or less.
Grenier is mostly running on the considerable financial support of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), which has pumped $4 million in PAC dough into the district on behalf of the Republican.
According to his ELEC report, the NJEA Political Action Committee wrote Grenier an $8,200 check this past summer. U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-2) put his money where his mouth is with a check this month for $2,000. The New Jersey Republican State Committee pumped Grenier $14K.
The Republican closed the period with a balance of $4,830 in his campaign account.
Sweeney’s campaign account shows that the Democrat raised $1.5 million, including $13.7K of monetary contributions of $300 or less. The senate president has $850,152 in the bank, according to ELEC.