Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis) has more than $1,251,541 million cash-on-hand after raising more than $660,000 since he switched parties in December, putting him in a strong cash position as five Democrats mount an expensive campaigns to pick their nominee.
The freshman congressman from New Jersey’s 2nd district raised $512,109 during the first three months of 2020.
“Congressman Van Drew enters the second quarter with more cash on hand than all of his Democrat challengers combined and doubled,” said Ron Filan, Van Drew’s campaign manager. “Since joining President Trump in the oval office and changing party affiliation in mid-December, Congressman Van Drew has received support from nearly 12,000 individual contributors from all 50 states with more than 96% of those giving less than $100 and a plurality being New Jersey residents.
Van Drew has secured organization lines in all eight counties in his district and two of his primary opponents have dropped out and endorsed him.
Robert Patterson, a former Trump administration official who is Van Drew’s lone primary opponent, has raised $219,913 and has $83,948 in his campaign account.
Van Drew’s total fundraising haul since taking office fifteen months ago is $2,241,985.
“While the Democrats continue their bloody internal fight all of the way to July, Congressman Van Drew will continue helping his constituents overcome the challenges presented by this unprecedented health crisis,” Filan said.