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Assemblyman Clinton Calabrese (D-Cliffside Park)

Calabrese raises $62k for Assembly special

Republican opponent in 36th reports no fundraising

By David Wildstein, October 21 2018 1:58 pm

Assemblyman Clinton Calabrese (D-Cliffside Park) has raised $61,950 in his bid for a 14-month unexpired term in the New Jersey State Assembly and has $38,448 cash-on-hand.

His Republican opponent for the 36th district seat, Hoboken PBA president Marc Marisi, has not reported raising any money.

Democrats have a big voter registration edge in the 36th district:48,598 Democrats and 20,494 Republicans, with 53,656 unaffiliated voters.  The GOP has not won an Assembly race in the 36th since 2003, when Assembly Minority Leader Paul DiGaetano narrowly won.

Calabrese, 32, won a special election convention in February to replace Marlene Caride, who is now the state Commissioner of Banking and Insurance.   He is the grandson of the late Gerald Calabrese, who spent fifty years as mayor of Cliffside Park and served as Bergen County Democratic Chairman and Bergen County Freeholder.

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