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Democrats outpace GOP on state party fundraising

Kean holds Sweeney about even on fundraising

By David Wildstein, October 17 2018 10:31 am

The New Jersey Democratic State Committee has raised $2,260,211 so far in 2018, while the Republican State Committee raised $280,285, according to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.    Democrats have cash-on-hand of $569,710 while the GOP has $90,816.

To be clear, state party organizations have numerous committees for state and federal races, so these numbers don’t necessarily reflect the exact final standing of either party.  But the state party ELEC reports are always a barometer of where the party stands financially.

The Senate Democratic Majority, controlled by Senate President Steve Sweeney, has raised $241,488 and has $154,336 in the bank.   Minority Leader Tom Kean’s Senate Republican Majority  has raised $242,084 and has a warchest of $163,372.

On the Assembly side, the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee run by Speaker Craig Coughlin raised $671,928 and has $213,282 cash-on-hand.  Assembly Republican Victory, the leadership fund run by Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, has raised $150,800 and has $107,418 cash-on-hand.

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