Update: Holley filed an amended ELEC report on May 19 that shows he raised $96,9276 and has $692 cash-on-hand.
State Sen. Joseph Cryan (D-Union) has raised $646,889 for his re-election bid in the 20th legislative district, more than 70 times the fundraising haul of his Democratic primary rival, Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D-Roselle).
Holley has reported raising no money into his own campaign account but has brought in $8,253 for a joint committee filed with his Assembly running mates, Christian Veliz and Diane Murray-Clements. They have $872 cash-on-hand.
The filing by Holley is curious, since it reflects no transfers from his State Assembly account. The last report Holley filed was in April 2020 showing $71,457 raised and $3,278 remaining in his account. Those funds are seemingly unaccounted for today.
Holley has produced direct mail and other campaign communications for his Senate bid that could exceed the dollars raised for his challenge to Cryan.
A joint committee formed by Cryan and his running mates for State Assembly, incumbent Annette Quijano (D-Elizabeth) and former Roselle Mayor Reginald Atkins, has raised $272,250 and has $108,354 in bank.
Cryan has $146,496 in his warchest and between the two accounts goes into the final weeks of the primary campaign with 480 times as much money as Holley.
Holley’s treasurer, Ricky Stephens, did not return a 1:12 PM call seeking comment.