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Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R-Harding).

Frelinghuysen still sitting on big warchest

Former Republican congressman contributed $1,000 to Tom Kean, Jr.

By David Wildstein, July 13 2019 4:32 pm

Former Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-Harding) continues to sit on campaign cash with $414,154 leftover in his old campaign account.

Frelinghuysen contributed $1,000 to Tom Kean, Jr.’s campaign for the Republican nomination for Congress in the neighboring 7th district.

In the GOP primary for the 25th district Assembly seat he held from 1984 to 1995, Frelinghuysen contributed $1,000 to his former top district staffer, Aura Dunn.  He could have given Dunn up to $8,200 in a primary she lost by just 1,411 votes.

Assemblyman Anthony R. Bucco (R-Boonton) also received $500 from Frelinghuysen.

Frelinghuysen doled $500 checks to State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-Branchburg), Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, and three Republican candidates running for the Madison Borough Council.  He sent $250 to Morris County Freeholder Stephen Shaw.

The former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee spent 24 years in Congress before getting spooked out of the race three months before the filing deadline by Democrat Mikie Sherrill.

He did not make any campaign contributions to former House Republican colleagues in the second quarter of 2019, or to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).

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