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Rep. Tom Malinowski. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Malinowski has big cash lead over Kean in NJ-7

By David Wildstein, June 25 2020 6:02 pm

Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) raised $559,625 between April 1 and June 17 and how has $2,961,504 cash-on-hand.

His likely Republican opponent, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield), has $1,207,075 in his warchest after raising $256,875 during the April 1 to June 17 reporting period.

Kean has raised $2,006,780 since becoming a candidate for Congress in April 2019.

Malinowski has raised $3,895,08 since taking office on January 3, 2019.  He has spent $1,071,467 so far on his bid for a second term.

Malinowski ousted a five-term incumbent in 2018 – the first Democrat to win New Jersey’s 7th district since 1954 – and faces a tough re-election bid against Kean, a popular vote-getter in Central Jersey for nearly 20 years and the son of former Gov. Thomas Kean, Sr.

As a first-time candidate, Malinowski raised nearly $6.3 million – more than double what Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton Township) Voter registration in New Jersey’s 7th district has now flipped to a Democratic majority.

Those totals do not include independent expenditures made for or against either candidate, or spending made by candidates’ political action committees.

As of last month, the 7th had 1,358 more Democrats than Republicans.

When it was drawn in 2012, the 7th had 29,997 more Republicans than Democrats. On General Election Day 2018, the GOP registration edge had shrunk to 6,709. raised.

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