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Richter raises $240,000 for bid to oust Van Drew

Former GOP frontrunner puts another $200,000 into his own campaign

By Nikita Biryukov, January 21 2020 12:46 pm

Former Hill International CEO David Richter raised $240,000 for his bid to unseat freshman Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis) in the final quarter of 2019.

The vast majority of Richter’s fundraising haul, $200,000, came from the candidate’s own pockets.

Richter is one of three Republicans running a primary against Van Drew, who defected to the GOP last month after losing support among rank and file Democrats over his opposition to impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

The once-frontrunner was a GOP darling before Van Drew’s defection partly because of his ability to self-fund a campaign. So far, he’s pumped $500,000 of his own money into the race.

He finished the quarter with $515,000 banked.

“The citizens of South Jersey need a real Republican in Congress who will work hard for smaller government, lower taxes and secure borders, and who will fight to protect, not undermine, their constitutional rights.  Despite his recent switch to the Republican Party, Van Drew voted with Speaker Nancy Pelosi 91% of the time last year and with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 84% of the time,” Richter said. “He voted against the interests of small and family-owned businesses, against the interests of law-abiding gun owners, and against the interests of working families.”

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