Hector Oseguera, a progressive challenging Rep. Albio Sires in the 8th district Democratic primary, raised just $5,870 in 2019 and has $1,097 cash-on-hand, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Oseguera’s biggest donor is Douglas Macintoah, a U.S. Navy supply officer who contributed $2,010.
Sires has $226,155 in his campaign warchest and is expected to win organization lines Hudson, Essex, Bergen and Union counties.
So far, the only Republican to enter the race is David John Winkler, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
In 2018, Sires was re-elected with 78% of the vote. He won 77% in the 2016 general and 87% against Elroy Delgado in the 2016 Democratic primary.
Sires was also a huge fundraiser for a slate of West New York candidates who wrestled control of his political base in May 2019, toppling incumbent two-term mayor Felix Roque.
A former Assembly Speaker and West New York mayor, Sires was elected to Congress in a November 2006 special election to fill the seat of Bob Menendez, who had been appointed to the U.S. Senate.
He became chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Western Hemisphere Subcommittee in January after Democrats won control of the House in the 2018 mid-term elections.