Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris Plains) has more money banked then all the other GOP candidates in the 26th district combined, according to 11-day pre-primary reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
Webber reported raising $19,405 in his 11-day pre-primary report. He also received $10,456.46 for television ad production as an in-kind contribution from the Morris County Republican Committee and had $104,384 left in his war chest.
Former Pompton Lakes Councilman Christian Barranco, Webber’s Morris County GOP-endorsed running mate, raised just $1,300 between May 8 and May 25, though he also reported the $10,456.46 in-kind contribution. He had just $234.62 remaining in his campaign account.
Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce (R-Parsippany) raised $19,378 over the reporting period, and had $54,118 cash on hand.
Morris County Commissioner Thomas Mastrangelo led the fundraising race, bringing in $87,721, though the overwhelming majority of that money, $65,871, came from loans the candidate made out of his own pocket. He had $29,812 left in the bank.
Webber and Barranco have organizational lines in Morris County, where DeCroce and Mastrangelo are running together. They’re bracketed together in Passaic and Essex Counties, where DeCroce is the only Assembly candidate running on the line.