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Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York). (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Sires has $238k cash-on-hand

Hudson Democratic congressman seeking re-election to 9th term

By David Wildstein, April 06 2020 2:13 pm

Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York) raised $55,658 during the first quarter of 2020 and has $238,508 cash-on-hand, according to reports he filed today with the Federal Election Commission.

Sires has raised $346,167 since beginning his eighth term in Congress in January 2019.

He faces two challengers in the Democratic primary in New Jersey’s 8th district, Hector Oseguera and Will Sheehan.   Sires is the first to file his FEC reports.

A former Assembly Speaker and mayor of West New York, Sires was elected to Congress in a 2006 special election for the seat left vacant when Bob Menendez was appointed to the United States Senate.

Sires represents parts of Hudson, Essex, Bergen and Union counties in one of the most heavily Democratic districts in the nation.  Hillary Clinton carried the 8th by 54 points in 2016, and Barack Obama won it by 58 points in 2012.

In 2018, Sires was re-elected by a 78%-19% margin against Republican John Muniz.

After winning a contested Democratic primary in 2016 by a 87%-13% margin against Elroy Delgado, Sires defeated Republican Agha Khan by a 77%-18% margin.

Republican Jason Mushnick is unopposed in the GOP primary.

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