The incumbent Republican Mayor of Atlantic City scored the endorsements of the off-the-line Democrats who lost the June primary, including – significantly – the endorsement of Councilman Marty Small.
The battleground incumbent congressman’s got more money in his campaign warchest ($2 million) than any other incumbent U.S. Representative in New Jersey, followed by U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell ($1.5 million) and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone ($1.2 million).
In simply a straight-up size-up of cash on hand in the extremely competitive six-way Democratic Primary to take on U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) in 2018, “Mandy” registered the most with $235,050. Never a prolific fundraiser, Lance has $462,848 cash on hand.
It’s not that she has more money than Mikie Sherrill ($448,291 to Sherrill’s superior $495,568 COH total), but that she’s even close. That’s a win for Harris, who almost doubled what Passaic County Freeholder John Bartlett (see below) reported to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). For the record, incumbent U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11) reported $970,725.
The Big Six Committees
According to a report issued this week by the state Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), the so-called Big Six committees operational statewide haven’t raised the levels of cash put out by the PACs in LD3 alone.
An assistant Mercer County prosecutor and son of Trenton’s police director, Parrey was relieved without pay from his job Monday following his drunken driving arrest this past weekend.
The campaign of the incumbent Jersey City mayor scarfed a $1,000 donation from the managing partner of an energy company “at the center of allegations that city officials tried to steer a contract the company’s way in 2014.” For more, go to this Terrence McDonald story.
Jose “Joey” Torres
Last month Torres was mayor of the third biggest city in New Jersey. Now he’s got a gig at the Brownstone. The Paterson Press saw the convicted mayor outside the banquet hall at the Paterson hotspot.
Having vanquished Councilman Marty Small in the Democratic Primary, now the at-large councilman must go into Nov 7th not only against Republican Guardian – but against Small, who this week endorsed Guardian over his same-party nemesis.
Still in the feel-our stages of a CD5 run, the Warren County GOP freeholder is getting pounded early in the Republican Primary race, showing $38,792 cash on hand compared to former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan’s $563,515. The man they both want to remove, incumbent U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-5) reported $2,001,685 COH, according to the FEC.
Already having been outdueled by Sherrill for the endorsement of Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark, the Passaic County Freeholder came in with a less than robust $247,135, compared to the hauls demonstrated by Sherrill and Harris.
- Atlantic City
- Don Guardian
- Frank Gilliam
- Insider NJ's Who's Up And Who's Down
- Jason Sarnoski
- Joey Torres
- John Bartlett
- Josh Gottheimer
- Keith Kazmark
- Leonard Lance
- Lisa Mandelblatt
- Mikie Sherrill
- Stephen Parrey
- Steve Fulop
- Tamara Harris
- Warren County Republicans
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