Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York) raised $54,637 during the second quarter of 2019 and no has $181,752 in his campaign warchest.
Sires has raised $124,017 over the last six months.
New Jersey’s 8th district is solidly Democratic and Sires won re-election in 2018 by 91,156 votes, defeating Republican John Muniz by a 78%-19% margin.
There was some speculation last year that Sires could face a primary challenge as part of a brewing Hudson County warette between County Executive Tom DeGise and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop. Freeholder Tilo Rivas briefly mulled getting into the race before deciding not to take on Sires about three weeks later.
Right now, Sires is at the top of his game. He recently became chairman of a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, and close political ally Gabriel Rodriguez ousted West New York Mayor Felix Roque in the May municipal elections.
Sires, 68, served as the mayor of West New York and as Assembly Speaker before winning a 2006 special election to replace Bob Menendez in the U.S. House of Representatives.