Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-Newark) raised $15,072 during the first three months of this year, and has $28,275 cash-on-hand, according to reports he filed with the Federal Election Commission.
The five-term congressman reported spending $31,586 so far this year, a burn rate that has more money going out the door fifteen months before is next primary than he has coming in.
He was re-elected in 2018 with 88% of the vote in a district that is so heavily Democratic that potential donors sometimes don’t see the point of contributing – making Payne’s fundraising slightly more difficult.
Eric Payne – his relationship to the congressman is not immediately known – has been paid $12,000 so far this year for fundraising consulting services.
Payne became chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery in January after Democrats took control of the House.