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U.S. Marine Corps veteran Nick DeGregorio announces his bid for the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey's 5th district on November 10, 2021. (Photo: Joey Fox for the New Jersey Globe).

De Gregorio posts a $309k quarter for NJ-5 campaign

Marine veteran significantly outraised Pallotta, Schneiderman

By Joey Fox, April 15 2022 4:43 pm

Nick De Gregorio, a U.S. Marine veteran and the frontrunner in the Republican primary for the 5th congressional district, reported raising $309,503 in the first quarter, pushing the total amount he’s raised since he launched his campaign above $700,000.

“Our fundraising strength and national endorsements, coupled with our decisive win at the Bergen County Republican Convention this quarter demonstrate the unparalleled organization of our team in both resourcing the campaign and winning voters,” De Gregorio said in a statement.

De Gregorio’s campaign spent just over $200,000 during the same period, leaving him with $454,466 on-hand.

Those numbers rocket past the fundraising posted by both of De Gregorio’s main opponents, though self-funding by one of them helps even the gap. 2020 nominee Frank Pallotta reported this morning that his campaign raised just $38,650 in the first quarter and has $83,216 cash-on-hand, while businessman Fred Schneiderman raised $129,842 and supplemented that with a $150,000 loan from himself.

But even with his primary-leading haul, De Gregorio still can’t come close to matching Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff), a Human Fundraising Machine who raised $1,200,776 in the first quarter and has a $13.1 million warchest. 

Gottheimer is the favorite for re-election in the 5th district, a Bergen County-based district that grew more Democratic after congressional redistricting but remains somewhat competitive.

This story was updated at 5:06 p.m. with a statement from De Gregorio.

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