Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-Long Branch), the chairman of the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee, has $3,174,744 in his campaign warchest as he seeks re-election to a 17th term in New Jersey’s 6th district.
Pallone raised $229,858 during the first quarter of 2020 and has brought in $2,127,532 so far this cycle. He’s also carrying a $26,813 debt.
The Monmouth County Democrat faces primary challenges from Russ Cirincione and Amani Al-Khatahtbeh.
So far, Pallone has no Republican challenger after both candidates, Christian Onuoha and Sammy Gindi, were tossed from the ballot after a judge found neither had enough valid signatures on their petitions to qualify.
Both GOP contenders say they will run as write-in candidates.
Pallone first went to Congress in 1988 when he won a special election to fill the seat vacated after Rep. James J. Howard (D-Spring Lake Heights) died of a heart attack at age 60.