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Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-Holmdel). (Photo: Courtesy of the New Jersey State Assembly)

DiMaso the top fundraiser in 13th district, but Scharfenberger has largest war chest

By Nikita Biryukov, May 18 2021 12:31 pm

Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-Holmdel) leads the 13th legislative district in fundraising despite being dropped from the Monmouth County Republican line, according to 29-day pre-election campaign finance reports submitted to the Election Law Enforcement Commission.

She’s reported raising $38,375.56 in her most recent filing, though she’s spent $24,092.30 and has $18,422.14 left in her war chest. Her fundraising figures put her above State Senate candidates from both parties.

State Sen. Declan O’Scanlon (R-Little Silver) brought in $35,200 over the period, while Democratic challenger Vincent Solomeno III raised $34,309.43.

Holmdel School Board President Vicky Flynn, who took DiMaso’s spot on the line, raised $13,450 over the reporting period. She spent $8,227.82 and has $5,222.16 left in her war chest.

Assemblyman Gerard Scharfenberger (R-Middletown) is the race’s wealthiest candidate. Though he raised just $10,275 and spent $14,880.17 during the most recent reporting period, he had $52,864.42 held in reserves.

That’s more than the $27,797.28 in O’Scanlon’s war chest. It’s also greater than the $25,534.02 Solomeno has banked.

The Democrat’s running mates, Allison Friedman and Erin Howard, submitted forms saying their spending would not exceed $5,800.

These fundraising figures don’t include spending or fundraising by independent expenditures groups or party organizations.

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