Rep. Frank Pallone, who would likely become the chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee if Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the November 6 mid-term elections, is sitting on a warchest of $2,137,891, according to a report he filed with the Federal Election Commission as of September 30.
Elected to Congress in 1988, Pallone is expected to have an easy race for re-election to his own seat against Republican Richard Pezzullo.
Pallone raised $545,528 in the third quarter and has brought in $2,319,723 so far this cycle.
Pezzullo, who is making his ninth bid for public office, raised $16,460 in Q3 and $26,720 so far. That number includes a personal loan of $70,000. He has $70,643 cash-on-hand.