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Hayes slate has cash lead

Democrats not planning to spend more than $5k each

By Nikita Biryukov, May 31 2019 2:36 pm

A Republican slate headed by Bridgewater Mayor Dan Hayes significantly outraised another GOP slate headed by Council President Matt Moench, according to 11-day pre-primary reports filed with the Election Law Enforcement Commission.

Hayes’s slate, which includes Councilwoman Christine Henderson-Rose and Eisenhower Intermediate School P.T.O. President Meena Arvind, brought in $26,500 over the reporting period, though $21,000 came from a transfer made from Hayes’s campaign account.

That brings their total raised to $46,600.

Hayes himself has raised $89,486.29 during the cycle and ended the reporting period with $8,854.95 banked.

Henderson-Rose reported making a $9,000 transfer from her campaign account to the joint committee on May 4, though that contribution is not listed in any of the committee’s filings. She’s raised $10,390 over the duration of the race.

That slate ended the reporting period with $11,559.49.

Moench’s slate, which includes zoning board vice chairman Michael Kirsch and Green Knoll Rescue Squaq deputy chief Timothy Ring, fared less well.

Their joint committee reported bringing in just $44,600 over the course of the race. That slate finished with $5,631.92 in its war chest.

These numbers reflect where the primary campaign spending was last week and does not include expenditures or fundraising after Memorial Day weekend.

Democrats are fielding John Arcoleo and Patti Selikoff for the two council seats up for election in Bridgewater. Jeffrey Brookner is seeking the town’s mayorship on behalf of the party.

All three Democrats filed forms saying they did not intend to spend more than $5,000 in the race.

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