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Republican congressional candidate Peter DeNeufville

DeNeufville loans campaign another $360,000

Newest loans bring personal contributions over half a million

By Nikita Biryukov, May 25 2018 5:15 pm

Peter DeNeufville loaned his campaign at least $360,000 this week, according to 48-hour filings released Friday.

DeNeufville, who had already at least $188,164.87 of his own money into his congressional campaign, appears to be making good on statements he made in April saying that he would pump virtually any amount of money into his run at retiring Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s seat.

The new loans will more than double the amount of money DeNeufville’s campaign has brought in since he filed for candidacy in early April.

According to pre-primary filings, DeNeufville had raised $201,971.67, almost all of which came from the aforementioned loans.

The new loans will move his total fundraising amount past that of Assemblyman Jay Webber, who, with $401,642.28 raised, had been the top fundraiser on the Republican side before the DeNeufville’s latest loans.

He’ll still lag behind Mikie Sherrill and Tamara Harris, both Democrats, in terms of total cash raised, but the ability to nonchalantly drop more than a third of a million dollars is something his opponents should be wary of as primary day approaches.

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