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Spezakis raises $184k for Pascrell primary challenge, has $63k remaining

9th district progressive has loaned $117k to her campaign

By David Wildstein, April 15 2020 5:56 pm

Zina Spezakis, who is mounting a challenge from the left against Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-Paterson) in the 9th district Democratic primary, raised $24,210 during the first quarter of 2020 and has $62,833 in her campaign account.

Spezakis has raised a total of $184,569 since entering the race last year and has spent $121,736, including $4,986 since January 1.

The green energy investor has loaned $116,939 to her campaign, including $8,783 this year.

Another Pascrell primary challenger, Alp Basaran, has $1,343 still left in his campaign account after raising $78,581 – including a $50,000 person loan.

Pascrell, who is seeking re-election to his 13th term in the U.S. House of Representatives, has not yet released his first quarter fundraising numbers.

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