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Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Bramnick doubles Signorello’s fundraising in 21st district

Republican Assembly candidates have a cash advantage

By Nikita Biryukov, May 20 2021 3:40 pm

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield) has more than twice as much money banked as his Democratic opponent for the seat held by Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean (R-Westfield).

The Republican raised $200,170 and has $195,672.15 in his war chest, according to 29-day pre-primary reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

Roselle Park Mayor Joseph Signorello, the Democratic pick for Kean’s seat, raised $86,873 and had $95,414.95 held in reserves on May 7.

The district’s GOP Assembly candidates also had a financial edge.

Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz (R-Summit) reported raising $10,940 but spent most of that money, $10,645.85. She finished the reporting period with $16,633.35 banked. Her running mate, New Providence Councilwoman Michele Matsikoudis, raised $21,023 and spent just $1347.54.

Matsikoudis had $19,675.46 in her war chest on May 7.

Bernards Township Democratic Municipal Chair Elizabeth Graner raised $8,975 and spent only $310.41. She reported having $8,664.59 on hand.

Democrat Anjali Mehrotra filed a form saying she would not spend more than $5,800 on the race, as did Jennifer Makar, who is mounting an off-the-line bid for the Republican Assembly nod.

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