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Former Obama White House staffer Andy Kim, the Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in New Jersey's 3rd district. Kim faces two-term incumbent Tom MacArthur (R-Toms River) in the general election. FILE PHOTO

Kim has more cash in bank than MacArthur

Ex-Obama staffer outraises GOP congressman in Q2

By David Wildstein, July 15 2018 1:09 pm

Former Obama White House staffer Any Kim outpaced the Republican incumbent in fundraising by a margin of nearly 3-1 since April and now has a warchest that is significantly higher than two-term Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-Toms River).

MacArthur raised $281,963 during the second quarter of 2018 and now has $1,003,013 cash-on-hand.  Kim raised more than $1 million during the same period, according to numbers released by his campaign last week, and has $1.7 million in his warchest.

In total, MacArthur has raised $3,501,732 for his re-election bid, while has raised about $2.1 million.

Not to be underestimated is MacArthur’s ability to self-finance his campaign.

MacArthur won an open seat in 2014 after moving from Morris County to Ocean County after two-term Rep. Jon Runyan decided to retire He self-financed his primary against Steve Lonegan and his general election against Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard.  The campaign carries a $719,959 debt, based on a loan from the GOP congressman.

Kim released his fundraising numbers, but his report has still not been filed with the Federal Election Commission.

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