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Democratic incumbents in the 16th legislative district hold a staggering cash lead over their Republican challengers, according to 29-day pre-election reports filed with the Election Law Enforcement Commission.
A joint fundraising committee for Assemblymen Roy Freiman and Andrew Zwicker has brought in $392,705.75 this cycle, in addition to $28,540.02 transferred from the incumbents’ primary account.
The Democrats also raised funds individually, with Zwicker bringing in $85,934.68 in addition to the $85,426.64 already in his account and Freiman adding $123,367.19 to the $69,441.72 he already had.
Most of those funds — $151,500 for Freiman and $131,500 for Zwicker — was transferred to the joint account, but the assemblymen reported having $26,547.94 and $15,646.29 on hand, respectively.
Their joint account had $56,448.90 remaining.
Republicans’ fundraising was meager by comparison.
A joint committee for former Somerset County Freeholder Mark Caliguire and former Montgomery Mayor Christine Madrid reported raising just $35,148.10 over the cycle.
A little less than half of that money, $15,500, was transferred from Caliguire’s campaign account, which has raised a total of $38,019.89 this cycle.
Caliguire reported having $1,953.96 banked, while just $491.89 was left in the joint account.
Madrid did not file an independent campaign finance report.