Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-Newark) raised $274,548 for his re-election bid in New Jersey’10th district last year and has $83,323 cash-on-hand.
Payne reported raising $43,289 in the 4th quarter of last year. He spent $52,487 during the same time period and a total of $248,434 in 2019.
According to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, Payne paid $16,466 to Advanced Network Strategies, a Washington, D.C. fundraising firm, in the 4th quarter.
He also paid $12,000 to his cousin, Eric Payne, for fundraising consulting services.
Payne contributed $5,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and $1,500 to the Essex County Democratic Committee during the final three months of last year.
John Flora, a Jersey City public school teacher challenging Payne in the Democratic primary, is struggling to raise money. He raised $2,172 in the 4th quarter of 2019 and has $8,280 cash-on-hand.
The 10th district, which includes parts of Essex, Hudson and Union counties, is among the most heavily Democratic in the country.
Payne won the 2018 Democratic primary with 92% of the vote against Aaron Fraser. He won the general election by an 88%-10% margin against Republican Agha Khan.
A former Essex County Freeholder and Newark City Councilman, Payne was elected in a November 2012 special election to fill the seat of his father, Donald M. Payne, who died earlier that year.