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Cumberland County Republican Chairman Michael Testa, Jr.

Testa raises $14,750 in bid to oust Andrzejczak

Cumberland GOP chair looks to flip 1st district seat

By David Wildstein, January 31 2019 11:15 am

Michael Testa, Jr. has reported raising $14,750 in his bid to flip the 1st district State Senate seat from Democrat to Republican.

According to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Testa has spent $57 and has $14,692 cash-on-hand.

Testa, the Cumberland County Republican chairman, entered the race on November 20.  He is seeking to oppose State Sen. Bob Andrzejczak (D-Middle), who joined the Senate on January 15 after Jefferson Van Drew (D-Dennis) resigned to join the U.S. House of Representatives.

His donors include former Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Bill Gormley (R-Margate) and former Lt.  Gov. Kim Guadagno.  Each contributed $1,000.

The Hudson County Republican Party sent Testa a check for $2,600.

Testa faces a primary challenge from former Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi (R-Vineland).  Fiocchi filed a campaign committee with ELEC on December 19, but has not reported raising any money.

Democrats have held the 1st district Senate seat since Van Drew unseated incumbent Nicholas Asselta (R-Vineland) in 2007.

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