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Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff)

Gottheimer fundraising still legendary

In primary, Lonegan leads McCann in funds

By Nikita Biryukov, May 25 2018 2:14 pm

Rep. Josh Gottheimer ability to fundraise isn’t winding down as the June 5 primary approaches.

The freshman congressman brought in $737,372.47 between April 1 and May 16, $172,200 of which came from PACs and other candidate committees.

That figure is head and shoulders above what either of the Republican candidates brought in.

Steve Lonegan continues to lead John McCann in fundraising. The former Bogota mayor brought in $75,879.57 over the period, while McCann brought in just $15,964.

Those two candidates have been duking it out, both sinking money into expensive ad buys aimed at tearing down their primary opponent, but Lonegan’s deeper war chest gave him the advantage here – he outspent McCann more than 3-to-1, expending $260,876.89 to McCann’s $83,529.16.

Lonegan also goes into the waning days of the primary with more than 10 times the amount of cash on hand McCann has.

McCann has a measly $46,208.43 in his war chest, while Lonegan has $523,309.57.

But both of those figures pale before the depths of Gottheimer’s campaign coffers – he has roughly $3.9 million on hand.

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