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Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe)

Kean raises nearly $1.4 million in 3rd quarter for NJ-7 race

Malinowski challenger shows strong fundraising numbers over last three months

By David Wildstein, October 08 2020 12:45 pm

Republican congressional candidate Tom Kean, Jr. raised $1.367 million during the third quarter of 2020 for his bid to unseat freshman Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) in New Jersey’s 7th district.

Kean, the minority leader of the New Jersey State Senate, has now raised over $3,480,000 for his campaign for Congress.

Malinowski has not yet released his quarterly fundraising numbers.   He had raised $4,240,800 as of June 30 in his bid for a second term.

The race is among the most closely-watched House contests in the nation.

“This campaign is extremely well-positioned to bring home a victory,” said Theresa Winegar, Kean’s campaign manager.  “New Jersey knows they deserve a Congressman like Tom Kean, Jr., and the support down the home stretch has been overwhelming. We are fulfilling the exact plan we wanted to run from the beginning and spreading our message that Tom Kean is the right candidate to go to Washington, and bring people together to deliver solutions for New Jersey.”

Malinowski beat five-term Rep. Leonard Lance by 16,400 votes (52%-47%), becoming the first Democrat to win the 7th district seat since 1956.

As a first-time candidate, Malinowski raised nearly $6.3 million – more than double what Lance raised.

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