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Rep. Andy Kim (D-Marlton). Photo by Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe.

Andy Kim has $3.2 million in warchest

Freshman congressman has raised more than $4.2 million since taking office

By David Wildstein, June 22 2020 10:53 pm

Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) raised $718,433 between April 1 and June 17 and has $3,249,780 cash-on-hand in his bid to win re-election to a second term in New Jerseys 3rd district.

Kim has now raised $4,213,884 since entering Congress in January 2019 without accepting any corporate PAC money.

Republicans think they can beat Kim next year for a seat that hasn’t re-elected a Democratic congressman since Nathan Stratton won a second term in 1852.

David Richter, a former construction company executive, and former Burlington County Freeholder Kate Gibbs are locked in an especially bitter Republican primary for the chance to take on Kim.

A former Obama White House staffer, Kim ousted two-term Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-Toms River) in 2018 by 3,973 votes (50%-49%) in what was the closest House race in the state.

As a first-time candidate in the 2018 mid-term elections, Kim raised $6,230,916 – significantly more than MacArthur, who self-funded his first race, who brought in $4,778,480.

New Jersey’s 3rd district has 11,105 more Democrats than Republicans.

Democrats won the seat in 2008, when John Adler (D-Cherry Hill) won following the retirement of twelve-term Rep. Jim Saxton (R-Bordentown).  Adler lost ex-NFL star Jon Runyan two years later.

MacArthur won the seat in 2014 after Runyan four years in Washington were enough.

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