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Rep. Josh Gottheimer. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe).

Gottheimer still dwarfs Pallotta in fundraising

Spending languid on both sides

By Nikita Biryukov, October 23 2020 1:12 pm

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) raised more than six times as much as his Republican challenger in the first two weeks of October, according to pre-general election reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

The two-term incumbent raised $188,559 between Oct. 1 and Oct. 14, while former investment banker Frank Pallotta brought in just $28,684, all of which came from individual contributions.

The incumbent brought in $151,559 from individuals and $37,000 from political committees.

Neither candidate reported spending much of their money in those two weeks.

Gottheimer, one of the state’s most prolific fundraisers, expended $399,068 but still had more than $8.3 million in his war chest.

Pallotta disbursed $191,031 during the same period, leaving his with $532,182 banked.

The above figures do not include fundraising or spending by the candidates’ political action committees, nor do they include independent expenditures made on their behalf.

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