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U.S. Senator Bob Menendez. (Photo by Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe).

Menendez fundraising haul just $52k in first quarter

Democratic senator not up for re-election until 2024

By David Wildstein, April 15 2019 4:48 pm

Bob Menendez has five years to go before he faces voters again, so it appears the prolific fundraiser is taking a break from raising money for himself.

Menendez reported raising $52,656 during the first three months of his third term in the United States Senate and has $187,360 cash-on-hand, according to his filing with the Federal Election Commission.

He reported spending $74,727 in a campaign account for his 2024 re-election.

Menendez raised $7.3 million for his 2018 re-election campaign, defeating Republican Bob Hugin by 354,299 votes, 54%-43%.  Hugin spent nearly $36 million of his own money in bid for New Jersey’s U.S. Senate seat.

Two other Democratic senators from northeastern states just coming off their re-election campaigns reported better numbers than Menendez.

Christopher Murphy (D-Connecticut) reported raising $228,760 during the first quarter of 2019 with cash-on-hand of $4.8 million.  Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) had a three-month haul of $141,410 and with $425,131 in his warchest.

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