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Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown)

Andy Kim raises colossal $1.1 million in Q3, still has massive $3 million warchet

Democratic congressman seeks third term in NJ-3 against Republican Bob Healey

By David Wildstein, October 06 2022 4:30 pm

After another glittering fundraising quarter, Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) still has a towering $3 million cash-on-hand for his re-election campaign in New Jersey’s 3rd district.

Kim raised over $1.1 million in the third quarter of 2022 and a massive $6.2 million this cycle – none of it from corporate political action committees — as he seeks a third term in Congress against Republican Bob Healey, the owner of a New Jersey-based yacht manufacturing company.

The $3 million in the bank comes after Kim has already spent more than $3 million this cycle.  He’s already airing TV ads and is gearing up to spend aggressively during the final five weeks of the mid-term elections.

“I’m proud that I’ve raised over 1.1 million dollars from thousands of grassroots supporters,” said Kim, who had emerged as a prodigious fundraiser and the Gottheimer of the South.  “I’m sure my opponent will throw in more of his money to add to the millions his family is already spending but having the support of people to lift our voices and get the word out is more powerful.”

Kim has only faced self-funders in his three runs for the House.

Healey has not yet released his fundraising numbers for the last three months.

In 2018, Kim ousted two-term Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-Toms River) by 3,973 votes, 50%-49% – MacArthur had won the seat in 2014 after self-funding his own primary – and defeated former Hill International CEO David Richter by eight percentage points in 2020.

Redistricting gave Kim a better district but a political environment that is potentially more difficult in President Joe Biden’s mid-term election.

The 3rd no longer includes the Republican stronghold of Ocean County – which Richter won by nearly 15 points in 2022 — and instead adds more of Burlington, Hamilton, Lawrence, East Windsor and Hightstown in Mercer and parts of western Monmouth County.

Gov. Phil Murphy lost the old 3rd district by more than 14 points in his bid for re-election last year but carried the new 3rd with 50.7% of the vote.

The 40-year-old Kim  grew up in Evesham as the son of Korean immigrants.  He graduated from the University of Chicago and was a Rhodes Scholar.  He served in the Obama White House on the National Security staff after working at the U.S. Department of State and served in Afghanistan as a civilian advisor to two U.S. Army generals, David Petraeus and John Allen.

He gained national attention when he was photographed picking up garbage in the U.S. Capitol after the events of January 6, 2021, and for speaking out after acts of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

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