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Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-Newark) raised $54,368 during the 3rd quarter of 2019 and has $91,521 cash-on-hand as he prepares to seek re-election to a sixth term in New Jersey’s 10th district.
Payne has raised $231,259 in the first nine months of 2019 and continues to burn through his campaign cash. He has spent $195,947 so far this year.
He paid his cousin, Eric Payne, $12,000 for fundraising services over the last three months, and has paid him $36,000 so far this year.
Payne contributed $2,000 to Cory Booker’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination and another $2,000 to the Essex County Democratic Committee.
John J. Flora, a Jersey City teacher who is challenging Payne in the 2020 Democratic primary, raised $3,909 in the 3rd quarter and $9,508 so far this cycle. That includes a $5,001 loan Flora made to his campaign.
Flora has spent $1,528 and has $7,530 in the bank.
Payne won his 2018 re-election campaign by 155,062 votes, defeating Republican Agha Khan by a 88%-10% margin.
After Democrats won control of Congress in last year’s mid-term election, Payne became chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery. He also holds a seat on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.