A Tom Kean ‘what-if’

This is one of those alternate universe stories about what might have been, had the things went a little differently in Trenton. In a redistricting deal made by the leaders of the New Jersey Legislature in 1966, one of three Essex County congressional seats was eliminated and shifted to South Jersey.   That precluded the possibility of Tom Kean, then age 31, going to Congress as part of a freshman class

Malinowski more than doubled Lance fundraising, spending

Rep.-elect Tom Malinowski more than doubled the fundraising and spending of Rep. Leonard Lance in his successful bid to flip the seventh congressional district’s House seat. According to post-election reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission, Malinowski raised $6,265,579 and spent $6,127,693, or $36.70 for each of his 166,985 votes. Lance reported having raised $2,598,607 and spent $2,714,339. That’s $18 for every one of Lance’s 150,785 votes. Those spending figures

Welle outspent Smith

Though he lost, Josh Welle still outspent Rep. Chris Smith (R-Hamilton). According to post-election reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission, Welle raised $1,838,536 and spent $1,705,368. That means Welle spent $13.45 for each of his 126,766 votes. Smith raised $1,501,795 and spent $1,528,777, or $9.38 for each of his 163,065 votes. Those spending figures do not include independent expenditures made for or against either candidate, nor do they include