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

Malinowski raises nearly $1 million in Q2

Incumbent has $3.3 million in his war chest

By Nikita Biryukov, July 15 2020 2:32 pm

Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) raised close to $1 million in the second quarter of 2020 and has a war chest of more than $3.3 million in his bid for a second term in Congress.

Malinowski, a former assistant secretary of state, raised $387,063.23 between June 18 and June 30, adding to the $559,625.23 he reported raising in pre-primary reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. The congressman’s Victory Fund raised another $66,000.

The new numbers bring Malinowski’s total fundraising for the cycle to roughly $4.3 million.

The congressman’s opponent, State Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean (R-Westfield) raised roughly $430,000 in the second quarter, bringing his total fundraising up to $2.2 million. The Republican has $1.3 million banked.

In 2018, Malinowski ousted five-term incumbent Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) to win a district Republicans had held for 62 years

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

Malinowski raised almost $6.3 million in his bid against Lance, more than doubling the then-incumbent’s fundraising totals.

The district has grown bluer since 2018. Though Republicans held a 6,709-voter registration advantage in the seventh on election day in 2018, the district had 4,173 more Democrats than Republicans as of last Tuesday.

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