Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York) raised $109,772 for his re-election campaign in the 3rd quarter of 2020 and has $136,428 cash-on-hand for a general election taking place in one of the nation’s most heavily-Democratic congressional districts.
The Hudson County Democrat has raised $485,741 so far this cycle.
Sires overwhelmed progressive challenger Hector Oseguera in the July Democratic primary, winning renomination to a ninth term by a 70%-27% margin.
A former Assembly Speaker and West New York Mayor, Sires faces Republican attorney Jason Todd Mushnick in the general election.
The 8th district, which includes parts of Hudson, Essex, Union and Bergen counties, has 234,982 Democrats and 41,830 Republicans. Sires won re-election in 2017 by a 78%-19% margin in a district that Hillary Clinton carried by 54 points over Donald Trump four years ago.
Last week, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop told the Hudson County View that he was not interested in running for Congress in 2022 – either against Sires in a primary or for an open seat.
“No, I can tell you that’s not in the cards for me. I have a … 20-month-old son, a daughter on the way the next week or the following week, and it is my favorite time of my day I get to stay with my son and there is zero chance I would go to the House of Representatives and spend half the week away from my wife and children,” Fulop told reporter John Heinis.