U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, who announced on January 29 that he would retire from Congress after twelve terms, has refunded $237,301 in campaign contributions and now has $740,049 cash-on-hand.
Frelinghuysen raised some money — $10, 465 – in January, including some contributions up to the day he announced he wouldn’t run. He also spent $191,153. He has continued paying a campaign staffer, his consultant, Fulcrum Campaign Strategies, his Washington-based fundraising firm, Rose Strategies, and Denville-based Tusk Production, another fundraising firm. He also spent $45,000 on direct mail before he decided not to run. The campaign continues to pay for cell phones.
Since announcing his retirement, Frelinghuysen has made a bunch of contributions to other GOP campaigns, including: $2,000 to Bob Hugin for U.S. Senate; $1,000 to Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce; $500 to State Sen. Gerald Cardinale; $200 to Assemblyman Bob Auth; $500 to Morris County Sheriff Jim Gannon; $5,000 to Morris County Freeholder Doug Cabana; $1,000 to the Sussex County Republicans; and $2,500 to the Totowa Republicans.
He has also made some small contributions to community organizations.
Not included in these numbers is Frelinghuysen’s Liberty & Prosperity PAC, which had about $45,000 cash-on-hand as of the end of last year.