Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) raised more than $1.7 million in the 3rd quarter of 2020, and has $1,668,711 cash-on-hand for re-election campaign in New Jersey’s 7th district.
Since taking office in January 2019, Malinowski has raised $5,950,063 without accepting corporate PAC contributions.
Malinowski’s Republican opponent, State Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield), raised almost $1.4 million in the 3rd quarter and about $3.48 million since announcing his bid for Congress in April 2019.
“I am honored to receive the support of so many people as we fight for ensuring affordable healthcare, gun safety and protecting a woman’s right to choose — issues that are clearly on the ballot,” Malinowski said. “Voters are tired of bought and paid for politicians selling out their interests for corporate PAC dollars — that’s why they’re supporting my campaign, and why we’ll win in November.”
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.
This story was updated at 1:12 PM with comment from Malinowski.