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State Sen. Dawn Addiego (D-Evesham), right, with former Burlington County Freeholder Kate Gibbs.

Addiego holds sizeable cash lead in LD8

By Nikita Biryukov, May 20 2021 2:26 pm

State Sen. Dawn Addiego (D-Evesham) holds a cash lead over Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield (R-Westampton) in the eighth legislative district’s State Senate contest.

Addiego, a former Republican, reported raising $138,025 in 29-day pre-election campaign finance reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. She spent a whopping $157,379.18 and had $189,239.34 left in her war chest on May 7.

The bulk of the senator’s spending, more than $140,000, was devoted to digital ads.

A joint committee for the senator and her running mates, Mark Natale and Allison Eckel, raised an additional $20,316.05, though Natale and Eckel each transferred $2,000 to the account. The remaining money came from the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee.

Eckels and Natale raised $2,700 and $5,200 respectively. The $2,000 transfers were their only expense. The joint committee spent $17,422.63 and had $2,893.42 on hand.

Stanfield raised $102,753.87 and spent a comparatively meager $27,555.99. She reported having $75,197.88 in reserves at the end of the reporting period.

Hammonton Councilman Michael Torrissi, who is running for Assembly on Stanfield’s slate, raised an impressive $92,750 and spent just $5,490.63. He had $91,571.47 in his war chest at the end of the reporting period.

Lumberton Township Administrator Brandon Umba, the other Republican Assembly candidate, raised $3,400 and spent just $96.26. He had $3,303.74 banked.

Assemblyman Ryan Peters (R-Hainesport) has zeroed out his campaign account. Most of his remaining funds, $8,200, went to Stanfield. Peters is not seeking re-election.

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