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Assemblymen John Catalano (R-Brick), left, and Greg McGuckin (R-Toms River). (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe)

Fundraising meager in district 10 GOP primary

By Nikita Biryukov, May 18 2021 1:07 pm

There’s not much money moving in the 10th district’s Republican primary.

Candidates there reported raising just $15,950 in 29-day pre-election filings submitted to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, with the bulk of that money going to an off-the line challenger.

Conservative Republican Geraldine Ambrosio reported raising $9,250 during the period. She has spent $6,017.21 and has $3,232.79 left in her war chest.

Her fundraising eclipses that of the three incumbents, State Sen. James Holzapfel (R-Toms River), Assemblyman Greg McGuckin (R-Toms River) and Assemblyman John Catalano (R-Brick).

Among the incumbents, Holzapfel $2,500 raised puts him in first. Catalano raised $2,200, while McGuckin raised $2,000.

Despite the lackluster fundraising, each of the incumbents has a sizeable cash advantage.

The senator had $15,938.85 banked, while Catalano had $5,580.91. McGuckin was far and away the race’s wealthiest candidate. He reported having $49,479.31 in his war chest.

There was an other $19,172.71 in the incumbents’ joint committee, which reported $3,572.01 in spending and no fundraising.

Ambrosio’s running mate, Brian Quinn, submitted a form saying his 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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