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Rep. Josh Gottheimer at the NJ Chamber of Commerce Expo, March 14, 2023. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe).

Gottheimer will raise money for State Senate Democrats next month

Possible candidate for governor set to show off his fundraising prowess

By David Wildstein, May 23 2023 2:18 pm

The early start of the 2025 gubernatorial election is boosting the campaign coffers of Democratic candidates running for office in 2023.

One potential candidate, Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff), the Human Fundraising Machine, is hosting a high-dollar event on June 8 for the Senate Democratic Majority PAC to help three Democratic senators in potentially competitive districts – Vin Gopal (D-Long Branch), Joe Lagana (D-Paramus) and Andrew Zwicker (D-South Brunswick) – win re-election in the November mid-term elections.

Gottheimer has pledged to raise $100,000 at the event.

Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Bergen County Democratic Chairman Paul Juliano are also on the invitation.

Gottheimer will head up a similar fundraising effort for Assembly Democrats and Speaker Craig Coughlin.

The four-term North Jersey congressman has raised $30.7 million since launching his first House bid eight years ago.  Additionally, he raised more than $5 million for Democratic candidates as of last fall.

There’s no shortage of those seeking to become the titular leader of the New Jersey Democratic Party showing off their fundraising skills as part of the early audition process

Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair), who is also mulling a run for governor, has a fundraiser on June 15 to help Senate and Assembly Democrats.

Another possible candidate, Montclair Mayor Sean Spiller, is the president of the New Jersey Education Association.  The teacher’s union PAC is one of the largest donors to Democratic candidates.

A super PAC connected to the lone announced candidate to succeed term-limited Gov. Phil Murphy, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, launched a six-figure cable TV buy to help Craig Guy win the Democratic nomination for Hudson County Executive.

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