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Democratic congressional candidate Russ Cirincione

Cirincione misses deadline to disclose donors, again

Pallone primary challenger failed to file on-time disclosure with Federal Election Commission

By David Wildstein, April 16 2020 1:22 pm

Update: Cirincione filed his FEC report at 4:19 PM on April 16, just 16 hours and 19 minutes late.  He raised $5,775 during Q1 and $30,469 total.  His cash-on-hand is just $2,602. 

Russ Cirincione, a lawyer who is challenging Rep. Frank Pallone in the Democratic primary for Congress in New Jersey’s sixth district, is late filing his campaign finance reports for the second consecutive quarter.

The Federal Election Commission website does not show Cirincione’s first quarter fundraising report that was due by the end of yesterday.

Cirincione was 11 days late filing his 2019 Year-End report, which showed him raising $11,627 and having $9,171 cash-on-hand.

In some cases, though not necessarily in Cirincione’s case, campaigns intentionally delay FEC or New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission filings to bury news of poor fundraising and cash-on-hand.  It could also demonstrate unfamiliarity with the process – Cirincione has already filed two reports since entering the race.

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, who is also challenging Pallone in the primary, started her campaign late and has not yet raised any money.  She did file her report on time.

Cirincione did not immediately respond to a 10:43 AM inquiry.

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