Assemblyman Jay Webber has raised $233,000 in his campaign for Rodney Frelinghuysen’s House seat. Webber got in the race for the 11th district seat in early February, after Frelinghuysen unexpectedly announced his retirement for Congress.
Webber has spent $13,000 and has more than $220,000 cash-on-hand.
“I am truly humbled by the generous support I’ve received from hundreds of donors who have rallied to our cause. Our first fundraising event was held on March 15th, and to raise over $233,000 in the weeks leading up to the end of the first quarter is a testament to the energy and enthusiasm of our campaign and its donor base,” Webber said. “I intend to run a campaign that will bring our message of lower taxes, strong national defense, and safe communities to each of the 54 municipalities in the district and this extremely strong fundraising start will give us the resources to do just that. In the coming days we’ll be launching enhanced voter contact efforts that will drive our supporters to the polls and let the voters of NJ-11 know why our campaign is the one that will stand up for New Jersey values in Congress and be victorious in November.”
The only other Republican to announce fundraising numbers so far was former Kean administration official Patrick Allocco, who has raised $6,100.
Democratic congressional candidate Mike Sherrill raised $1,116,608 in the first quarter of 2018, had $1,663,180 cash on hand, and has raised $2,356,778 since become a congressional candidate last May.