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

Gottheimer warchest now stands at $8.35 million

New Jersey congressman has raised nearly $19.6 million in less than six years

By David Wildstein, January 31 2021 9:08 pm

The Human Fundraising Machine strikes again.

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) raised a startling $104,420 between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, nearly double the haul of the other Democratic House members from New Jersey.

Gottheimer now has a staggering $8,349,098 cash-on-hand, his launching spot as he prepares to seek re-election to a fourth term in 2022 in a congressional district that has not yet been drawn.

He raised a mammoth total of $7,799,293 for the 2020 cycle and has had a gargantuan fundraising haul of $19,599,270 since he began running for Congress in New Jersey’s 5th district in March 2015.

Last year, Gottheimer fended off a Democratic primary challenge from Arati Kreibich, a Democratic councilwoman who spent $617,430 on her campaign.  He won by a 66.5% to 33.5% margin.

In the general election, he defeated Republican Frank Pallotta, a former investment banker, by 31,842 votes, 53%-46%.    Pallotta spent $2,986,961 against Gottheimer, including $1,435,000 of his own money.

Gottheimer spent a total of $3,593,230 on his 2020 campaign.

In total, Gottheimer was outspent by his combined primary and general election challengers by 11,161 votes but banked a considerable amount for his next campaign.

The former Clinton White House speechwriter ousted seven-term Rep. Scott Garrett (R-Wantage) by a 51%-47% margin in 2016.

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