David Pringle, who had been a powerful force in state politics as the longtime head of the New Jersey Environmental Federation, raised just $60,134 in his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Conrgess in New Jersey’s 7th district.
Pringle ended his campaign last month after losing endorsement contests in all six counties. His fundraising came in substantially less than what he had told Democratic leaders he raised. He spent all but $5,709. He was unable to leverage more than 20 years of environmental activism into any meaningful warchest.
The most prominent contributors to the Pringle campaign were Essex County Freeholder Janine Bauer ($500), Assemblyman John McKeon ($1,000), lobbyist Eric Schuffler ($250), and former U.S. Senator Bob Torricelli ($1,000). Torricelli voted for Pringle at the Hunterdon County Democratic convention in February. Support from Bauer and McKeon are interesting, since the Essex County Democratic Committee had endorsed Linda Weber for Congress.
Pringle put $70 of his own money into his campaign.